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Biographical entry Carver, John Henry (1926 - 2004)

AM, FAA, FTSE

Born
5 September 1926
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died
25 December 2004
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

John Henry Carver became Professor of Physics and Director of the Research School of Physical Sciences, Australian National University in 1978. Prior to this he was Professor of Physics at University of Adelaide (1961-78) and was heavily involved in atmospheric physics research. The Wresat satellite launched in 1967 carried with it many experiments designed by Carver and his team. The Australian National University honoured him in 1994 with the naming of the John Carver Building at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering.

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Events

1947
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1948
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1949 - 1953
Career position - Worked in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge, UK
1953
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge
1953 - 1956
Career position - Research Fellow in the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra
1956 - 1959
Career position - Fellow at the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University
1958 - 1959
Career position - Atomic Energy Research Establishment Harwell
1960 - 1961
Career position - Senior Fellow in the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University
1961 - 1978
Career position - Elder Professor of Physics at the University of Adelaide
1968 - 1969
Career position - Worked at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, USA
1970 - 1995
Career position - Chairman of the United Nations Scientific and Technical Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
1975
Education - Doctor of Science (ScD) received from the University of Cambridge
1977 - 1982
Career position - Chairman of the Radio Research Board of Australia
1978 - 1992
Career position - Director and Professor of Physics in the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University
1983 - 1986
Career position - Chairman of the Anglo Australian Telescope Board
1986 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1986 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (FTSE)
1986
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM)
1993 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University, Canberra
1993 - 1994
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor and Director of the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Australian National University
1994 -
Career position - Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University

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Archival resources

National Library of Australia Oral History Collection

  • John Henry Carver - Records, 1930 - 1976, DeB 935-6; National Library of Australia Oral History Collection. Details

University of Adelaide, Physics Department

  • John Henry Carver - Records, 1961 - 1978; University of Adelaide, Physics Department. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Carver, J.H.; Crompton, R.W.; Ellyard, D.G.; Hibbard, L.U.; Inall, E.K., 'Marcus Laurence Elwin Oliphant 1901-2000', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 14, no. 3, 2003, pp. 337-364. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR02012.htm. Details
  • Crompton, R. W., Dracoulis, G. D., Lewis, B. R., Mccracken, K. G. and Williams, J. S, 'John Henry Carver 1926-2004', Historical records of Australian science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 53-79. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.