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Biographical entry Lyle, Thomas Ranken (1860 - 1944)

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Born
26 August 1860
Coleraine, Londonerry, Northern Ireland
Died
31 March 1944
South Yarra, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist and Mathematician

Summary

(Sir) Thomas Ranken Lyle was Professor of Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne 1889-1914, chairman of the Board of the Melbourne Observatory 1903-44, a scientific advisor to the Naval Board 1914-18, and president of the Australian National Research Council 1929-32.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Thomas Ranken Lyle - Records, 1896 - 1944, MS 024; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne

  • Audio of interview with Thomas Rankin Lyle, P000585; Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne. Details

Private hands (Lyle, T.R.)

  • Thomas Ranken Lyle - Records, 1860 - 1944; Private hands (Lyle, T.R.). Details

State Electricity Commission of Victoria Archives

  • Thomas Ranken Lyle - Records, 1919 - 1937; State Electricity Commission of Victoria Archives. Details

University of Adelaide, Physics Department

  • Thomas Ranken Lyle - Records, 1944, 85.174 (1426); University of Adelaide, Physics Department. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Home, R. W., 'Lyle, Sir Thomas Ranken (1860-1944), Mathematical Physicist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 172-174. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100170b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Grant, Kerr, 'Obituary: Sir Thomas Ranken Lyle', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 6, no. 6, 1944, pp. 174-176. Details

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.