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Biographical entry Brose, Henry Herman Leopold Adolph (1890 - 1965)

Born
15 September 1890
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
June 1965
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Biophysicist

Summary

Henry Brose held a variety of academic positions before becoming a consulting biophysicist in Sydney 1939-1965. Between 1920 and 1936 he translated a number of German physics texts into English.

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Events

1909
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
1911 - 1912
Career position - French Teacher at Prince Alfred College in Adelaide
1913
Award - Rhodes Scholar for South Australia
1914 - 1919
Life event - Civilian prisoner in Germany
1919
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Oxford, UK
1925
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (Dphil) completed at the University of Oxford
1926
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Sydney
1927 - 1931
Career position - Assistant Professor of Physics at University College in Nottingham, UK
1931
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1931 - 1936
Career position - Professor of Physics at University College Nottingham
1936 - 1938
Career position - Research Scientist for the Cancer Research Committee at the University of Sydney
c. 1939 - c. 1965
Career position - Australian Agent for Bioglan Laboratories Ltd., UK
1939 - 1965
Career position - Consulting Biophysicist in Sydney
1940 - 1943
Life event - Interned in New South Wales and Victoria

Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Henry Herman Leopold Adolph Brose - Records, 1893 - 1969, MSS 0089; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Jenkin, John, 'Henry Herman Leopold Adolph Brose: Vagaries of an Extraordinary Australian Scientist', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 12, no. 3, 1999, pp. 287-312. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9991230287.htm. Details
  • Jenkin, John, 'Henry L. Brose: an extraordinary Australian physicist', The Physicist, vol. 37, no. 3, 2000, pp. 60-65. Details
  • K├Ânig, Heidi, 'General Relativity in the English-Speaking World: the Contributions of Henry L. Brose', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 169-195. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.