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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Radiophysics (1940 - 1996)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

From
1940
Epping, New South Wales, Australia
To
20 September 1996
Functions
Industrial or scientific research and Telecommunications
Reference No
CA 4374
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
Location
Epping, New South Wales

Summary

The Division of Radiophysics was first established in 1940, replacing the Radiophysics Laboratory. The Division continued to operate up until 1996, when it was merged with the Division of Applied Physics to become the Division of Telecommunications and Industrial Physics.

Timeline

 1939 - 1940 CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory
       1940 - 1996 CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
             1972 - 1983 CSIRO Division of Cloud Physics
             1996 - CSIRO Division of Telecommunications and Industrial Physics

Related People

Published resources

Books

  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976, CSIRO, Canberra, 1978, 101 pp. Details
  • Deane, John, 1939-1984: a Picture History of CSIRO Radiophysics, CSIRO, Melbourne, 1985, 69 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'The Radiophysics Field Stations and the Early Development of Radio Astronomy', in Wayne Orchiston, ed. (ed.), The New Astronomy: Opening the Electromagnetic Window and Expanding our View of Planet Earth, Springer, Dordrecht, 2005, pp. 119-168. Details
  • Ryan, Brian, 'Cloud physics research 1949-1984 and beyond', in Webb, Eric K. (ed.), Windows on Meteorology: Australian Perspective, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, 1997, pp. 142-161. Details

Journal Articles

  • Davies, R.D., 'A History of the Potts Hill Radio Astronomy Field Station', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 8, no. 2, 2005, pp. 87-96. Details
  • Frater, R. H. and Ekers, R. D., 'John Paul Wild AC CBE FAA FTSE. 17 May 1923 - 10 May 2008', Biographical Memoirs Fellows of the Royal Society, vol. 58, 2012, pp. 327-46. Details
  • Frater, R. H. and Ekers, R. D., 'John Paul Wild 1923-2008', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 23, 2012, pp. 212-27. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne and Matthewson, Don, 'Chris Christiansen and the Criss Cross', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 12, no. 1, 2009, pp. 11-32. Details
  • Orchiston, Wayne, Slee, Bruce and Burman, Ron, 'The Genesis of Solar Radio Astronomy in Australia', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 9, no. 1, 2006, pp. 35-56. Details
  • Stewart, Ronald, Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'The Radiophysics Field Station at Penrith, New South Wales, and the World's first Solar Radiospectrograph', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 13, no. 1, 2010, pp. 2-15. Details
  • Sullivan, Woodruff T., 'The Beginnings of Australian Radio Astronomy', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 8, no. 1, 2005, pp. 11-32. Details
  • Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'W. N. Christiansen and the Development of the Solar Grating Array', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 11, no. 3, 2008, pp. 173-84. Details
  • Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'The Australian Solar Eclipse Expeditions of 1947 and 1949', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 11, no. 1, 2008, pp. 71-8. Details
  • Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'W. N. Christiansen and the Initial Australian Investigation of the 21cm Hydrogen Line', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 11, no. 3, 2008, pp. 185-93. Details
  • Whiteoak, J. B. and Sim, H. L., 'Brian John Robinson, 1930-2004', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 263-281. Details
  • Willis, J. B. and Deane, J. F., 'Trevor Pearcey and the First Australian Computer: a Lost Opportunity?', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 209-225. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_c.html. Details
  • Federation and Meteorology, 2001, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/fam/index_c.html. Details
  • Crawshaw, Tony, 'CSIRO ATNF says Farewell to Pat Sykes', ATNF News , vol. 67, 2009, pp. 22-24. Details
  • Frater, R. H. and Goss, W. M., 'Wilbur Norman Christiansen 1913-2007', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 215-28. Details
  • Frater, R. H., Goss, W. M. and Wendt, H. W., 'Bernard Yarnton Mills AC FAA. 8 August 1920 - 25 April 2011', Biographical Memoirs of Fellows: Royal Society of London, vol. 59, 2013, pp. 215-39. Details
  • Frater, R. H., Goss, W. M. and Wendt, H. W., 'Bernard Yarnton Mills 1920-2011', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 24, 2013, pp. 294-315. Details
  • Hooker, Claire and Goss, W. M., 'Payne-Scott, Ruby Violet (1912-1981), Physicist, Radio Astronomer and School Teacher', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, p. 268. Details
  • Sim, Helen, 'Obituary - John Masterson', ATNF News , no. 67, 2009, pp. 8-11. Details
  • Stewart, Ronald, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce, 'The Sun Has Set on a Brilliant Mind: John Paul Wild (1923-2008), Solar Radio Astronomer Extraordinaire', in Orchiston, Wayne, Nakamura, Tsuko and Strom, Richard G. (eds), Highlighting the History of Astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: Proceedings of the ICOA-6, Springer, New York, 2011, pp. 527-42. Details

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