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Biographical entry Burhop, Eric Henry Stoneley (1911 - 1980)

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Born
31 January 1911
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Died
22 January 1980
Camden, England
Occupation
Physicist and Mathematician

Summary

Eric Henry S. Burhop taught mathematics and physics from 1945 at University College, London and was Professor of Physics 1960-78. He worked on the Manhattan Project, USA 1945-50, won the Lenin Peace Prize 1972 and was President, World Federation of Scientific Workers 1971-80.

Details

Born Hobart, 31 January 1911. Died London, 22 January 1980. Educated Universities of Melbourne (BSc 1931, BA 1932, MSc 1933) and Cambridge (PhD 1938). 1851 Exhibition scholar 1933-35; lecturer in natural philosophy, University of Melbourne 1936-42; officer-in-charge, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Radio Research Laboratory 1942-ca 1943, University of Melbourne ca 1943-44; Manhattan Project, United States of America 1944-45; lecturer, later reader, in mathematics, University College London 1945-50; reader in physics 1950-60; professor 1960-78. Fellow, Royal Society 1963; Joliot-Curie medal, World Peace Council 1966; Lenin Peace Prize 1972; Bulgaria's Order of Cyril and Methodius 1973; Rutherford Memorial lecturer, Royal Society 1979. Founding member, Australian Association of Scientific Workers 1939; involved in the founding of the Pugwash conferences; founder, British Society for Social Responsibility in Science 1969; President, World Federation of Scientific Workers 1971-80.

Archival resources

National Archives of Australia, National Office

  • Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop - Records, 1911 - 1980, A6119/XR1 50; National Archives of Australia, National Office. Details

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • Eric Henry Stoneley Burhop - Records, 1911 - 1970, DeB 488; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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Journal Articles

  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, '150 Years, 150 Stories: Eric Henry Stonely Burhop', Uni News, vol. 11, no. 26, 2002, p. 4. Details

Online Resources

See also

  • Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L., 'Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 7, no. 1, 1987, pp. 97-107. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9870710097.htm. Details
  • Flesch, Juliet and McPhee, Peter, 150 years, 150 stories: brief biographies of one hundred and fifty remarkable people associated with the University of Melbourne, Department of History, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 2003, 168 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.