Biographical entry Bowden, Frank Philip (1903 - 1968)
- 2 May 1903
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
- 3 September 1968
Frank Bowden was Professor of Surface Physics, University of Cambridge and Director of Surface Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory.
Born Hobart, 2 May 1903. Died Cambridge, 3 September 1968. CBE 1956. Educated Universities of Tasmania (BSc 1925, MSc 1927, DSc 1931) and Cambridge (PhD 1929, ScD 1938). Research scholar, University of Tasmania 1926; 1851 Exhibition Scholar 1927-28, senior scholar 1929-31; demonstrator in chemistry, University of Cambridge 1931-37, lecturer in physical chemistry 1937-39; Officer-in-charge, Lubricants & Bearings Section, CSIR, Melbourne 1939-45; reader, physical chemistry, Cambridge 1946-57, reader in physics 1957-66, professor of surface physics 1966-68. FRS 1948, Rumford Medal 1956.
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