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Biographical entry Glaessner, Martin Fritz (1906 - 1989)

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Born
25 December 1906
Aussig, Austria
Died
22 November 1989
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geologist and Palaeontologist

Summary

Martin Glaessner was the Professor of Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide, 1964-1971. He was born and educated in Austria, and worked in Europe and Russia, and on oil exploration in the Middle-East and New Guinea prior coming to Australia in 1950. His book, Principles of Micropalaeontology, was published in 1945.

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1923 - 1932
Career position - Research Associate in the Department of Geology at the Natural History Museum in Vienna
1929
Education - LID completed at the University of Vienna, Austria
1930 - 1931
Career position - Lecturer in Economic Geology at the Volkshochschule in Vienna
1930 - 1931
Career position - Researcher of fossil Crustacea at the British Museum (Natural History), London
1931
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Vienna
1932 - 1937
Career position - Senior Research Officer and Chief of the Micropalaeontological Laboratory at the Moscow Petroleum Institute (Institute of Mineral Fuels, Academy of Science of the USSR from 1934)
1936 - 1937
Career position - Senior Research Officer (part-time) at the Palaeontological Institute, Academy of Science of the USSR
1936 - 1937
Career position - Lecturer in Palaeontology at the Petroleum Institute in Moscow
1938 - 1942
Career position - Geologist with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company and later Head of the palaeontological laboratory of the Australasian Petroleum Company in Port Moresby
1942 - 1945
Career position - Voluntary worker for Directorate of Research, LHQ Australian Military Forces and for Allied Geographical Section, Melbourne
1942 - 1950
Career position - Chief Palaeontologist at the Australasian Petroleum Company
1946
Career position - Special Lecturer in Micropalaeontology at the University of Melbourne
1948
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1950 - 1951
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide
1951 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science (FANZAAS)
1952
Career position - Reader in Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide
1953 - 1954
Career position - Reader in Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide
1957 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1962
Award - Walter Burfitt Prize received from the Royal Society of New South Wales
1962 - 1977
Career position - Chairman of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee for Geological Sciences
1964 -
Career position - Professor (to 1971) then Emeritus Professor in Geology and Palaeontology at the University of Adelaide
1970
Award - Verco Medal received from the Royal Society of South Australia
1971 -
Award - Fellow of the German Academy of Natural Sciences Leopoldina
1980
Award - ANZAAS Medal received (Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science)
1982
Award - Charles Doolittle Walcott Award and Medal received from the US National Academy of Sciences

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Conference Papers

  • Turner, S. and Vickers-Rich, P, 'Reg Sprigg, Martin F. Glaessner, Mary Wade and the Ediacaran Fauna', in IGCP 493 Conference, Prato Workshop, Monash University Centre. August 30-31, 2004, 2004, p. 1. Details

Journal Articles

  • Glaessner, M. F., 'Obituary: Walter James Parr', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 12, no. 6, 1950, p. 211. Details
  • Glaessner, M. F., 'Obituary: Sir Harold Raggatt: 1900-1968', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 32, no. 10, 1970, pp. 398-399. Details
  • Glaessner, M. F. , Shergold, J. H. and Teichert, C., 'Armin Alexander Öpik 1898-1983', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 6, no. 2, 1985, pp. 267-276. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9850620267.htm. Details
  • McGowran, B., 'Martin Fritz Glaessner 1906-1989', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 10, no. 1, 1994, pp. 61-81. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR9941010061.htm. Details

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