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Biographical entry Green, Herbert Sydney (1920 - 1999)

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Born
17 December 1920
Ipswich, England
Died
16 February 1999
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematical physicist

Summary

Herbert Sydney Green was Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide 1951-1985.

Details

Born Ipswich, England, 17 December 1920. Died Adelaide, 16 February 1999. Educated Royal College of Science and University of Edinburgh (PhD 1947, DSc 1949). Meteorological Officer, Royal Air Force 1941-45; ICI Fellow, University of Edinburgh 1947-49; member, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton 1949-50; Professor, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies 1950-51; Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide 1951-85 and sometime Dean, Faculty of Mathematical Sciences. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954; Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics; Life Member, Australian Mathematical Society. President, Australian Mathematical Society 1974-76. Wrote Information Theory and Quantum Physics: Physical Foundations for Understanding the Conscious Process.

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Archival resources

Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide

  • Herbert Sydney Green - Records, 1938 - 1985, MSS 0005; Barr Smith Library, Special Collections, The University of Adelaide. Details

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Green, H. S., 'History and Development of Mathematical Physics at Adelaide', Gazette of the Australian Mathematical Society, vol. 13, no. 5, 1986, pp. 109-111. Details
  • Hurst, Angas, 'Herbert Sydney Green 1920-1999', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 13, no. 3, 2001, pp. 301-322. Also available at http://www.publish.csiro.au/paper/HR0011330301.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.