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Biographical entry Richardson, Joseph Falding (1916 - 1989)

Born
16 December 1916
Died
9 February 1989
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Joseph Falding Richardson worked for the Optical Munitions Panel 1941-43 in the Department of Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne. He later worked for the Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory (later Australian Radiation Laboratory) from 1945-77, being Deputy Director from 1957-73.

Details

Events

1940
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1940 - 1943
Career position - Trainee Physicist at the Optical Munitions Panel
1942
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1944 - 1945
Career position - Physicist at the Dental Materials Research Laboratory in Melbourne
1945 - 1956
Career position - Research Physicist at the Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory (later the Australian Radiation Laboratory)
1957 - 1973
Career position - Assistant Director of the Australian Radiation Laboratory
1973 - 1976
Career position - Head of the Standards & Compliance Section of the Australian Radiation Laboratory
1977
Career position - Acting Director of the Australian Radiation Laboratory

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Joseph Falding Richardson - Records, 1941 - 1981; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Richardson, J.F., The Australian Radiation Laboratory: a Concise History, 1929-1979, Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 1981, 87 pp. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.