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Biographical entry Paterson, Mervyn Silas (1925 - )

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Born
7 March 1925
Booleroo Centre, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Mervyn Paterson was Reader in Crystal Physics, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University from 1956-1987 and Professor from 1987-1990. As Manager of Paterson Instruments he invented and developed a high-pressure, high-temperature gas-medium deformation apparatus, which has been sold to companies throughout the world.

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- 1945
Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE),The University of Adelaide, Australia
- 1968
Education - Doctor of Science (ScD), University of Cambridge, England
c. 1945 - 1949
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge, England
1947 - 1953
Career position - Assistant Research Officer to Senior Scientific Officer, Aeronautical Research Laboratories, Melbourne, Australia
1953 - 1956
Career position - Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, Australian National University, Australia
1956 - 1987
Career position - Reader, Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, Australian National University, Australia
1972 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1986 -
Award - Honorary Fellow, Geological Society of America
1987 - 1990
Career position - Professor, Research School of Earth Sciences, Australian National University, Australia
1990 -
Career position - Visiting Fellow (Emeritus Professor), Australian National University, Australia

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Mervyn Silas Paterson - Records, 1942 - 1989, MS 135; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.