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Biographical entry Piddington, John Hobart (1910 - 1997)


6 November 1910
Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
16 July 1997
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Jack Piddington was Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Physics, National Measurement Laboratory, Sydney 1966-1975 and had been a research physicist with the CSIR/O Division of Radiophysics 1939-1966.


Born 6 November 1910. Died 16 July 1997. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1931, BE 1933, MSc 1935) and Cambridge (PhD 1938). Walter and Eliza Hall Fellow 1936-38, Sydney University Fellow 1938-39, CSIR (subsequently CSIRO) Division of Radiophysics 1939-66, Radar consultant, British Army Malaya, Hong Kong, Burma 1941, Air Ministry UK 1944, Chief Research Scientist, CSIRO Division of Physics, National Measurement Laboratory 1966-75, Senior Research Fellow 1975-84. Syme Medallist, University of Melbourne 1944, Sidey Medallist, Royal Society of New Zealand 1959, Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1963.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • John Hobart Piddington - Records, 1949 - 1998, MS 204; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Private hands (Piddington, J.H.)

  • John Hobart (Jack) Piddington - Records, 1950 - 1987; Private hands (Piddington, J.H.). Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.