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Biographical entry Green, Herbert Sydney (1920 - 1999)


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


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


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

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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 Details

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McCarthy, G.J.