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Biographical entry Madsen, John Percival Vissing (1879 - 1969)

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Born
24 March 1879
Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Died
4 October 1969
Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist and Electrical engineer

Summary

John Madsen was Lecturer in Physics, University of Adelaide 1901-1909 and Associate Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1909-1949. He was Chairman of the Radio Research Board (1926-1957) and a great many other bodies and boards including the National Association of Testing Authorities. Madsen is featured on the ATERB Medal, which is awarded under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. ATERB (Australian Telecommunications & Electronics Research Board) was formerly the Radio Research Board, of which Madsen was founding chairman.

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1900
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1901
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
1901 - 1903
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Adelaide
1904 - 1909
Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide
1907
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1909 - 1912
Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
1912 - 1949
Career position - Assistant Professor then Professor (from 1920) of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
1915 - 1918
Career position - Commanding Officer of the Engineer Officers' Training School in Roseville, New South Wales
1926 - 1957
Career position - Chairman of the Radio Research Board
1938 - 1944
Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Laboratory
1939 - 1942
Career position - Chairman of the Radiophysics Advisory Board
1944
Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal received from the Institution of Engineers, Australia
1945
Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Research Council
1945 - 1966
Career position - Chairman of the Electrical Research Board
1946 - 1947
Career position - President of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
1954 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Percival Vissing Madsen - Records, 1906 - 1969, MS 072; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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  • Myers, D. M., 'Madsen, Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) (1879-1969) , Physicist and Engineer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 376-377. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100368b.htm. Details

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