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Biographical entry Rogers, James Stanley (1893 - 1977)

Born
6 June 1893
Beaconsfield, Tasmania, Australia
Died
1 August 1977
Heidelberg, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

James Rogers was a senior lecturer in Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne 1924-1946. he was Secretary of the Optical Munitions Panel from 1941-1946 and wrote a history of the Panel.

Details

Born 6 June 1893. Died 1 August 1977. Educated Universities of Melbourne (BA, Dip Ed 1919, BSc 1921, MSc 1922, DSc 1945) and Cambridge (MSc 1928). AIF with 14th Battalion, later held staff appointments 1915-19, 1851 Exhibition scholar 1922-24, Senior lecturer in natural philosophy, University of Melbourne 1924-46, Warden, Mildura Branch, University of Melbourne 1947-49, Dean of graduate students, University of Melbourne 1950-63. Syme Prize 1925. Secretary, Scientific Instrument and Optical Panel (formerly Optical Munitions Panel) 1941-46.

Events

- 1919
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Diploma of Education (Dip Ed), The University of Melbourne, Australia
- 1921
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
- 1922
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
- 1928
Education - Masters of Science (MSc), University of Cambridge, England
- 1945
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
c. 1914 - 1919
Career position - Served with the 14th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force and held staff appointments
1922 - 1924
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholarship, Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, United Kingdom
1924 - 1946
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Natural Philosophy, The University of Melbourne, Australia
1925
Award - David Syme Prize, The University of Melbourne, Australia
1941 - 1945
Career position - Secretary, Optical Munitions Panel, Australia
1945 - 1946
Career position - Secretary, Scientific Instrument and Optical Panel, Australia
1947 - 1949
Career position - Warden, Mildura Beach, The University of Melbourne, Australia
1950 - 1963
Career position - Dean of Graduate Students, The University of Melbourne, Australia

Related Corporate Bodies

  • Optical Munitions Panel (1940 - 1945)

    James Rogers was Secretary at the Optical Munitions Factory from 1941 until 1945, and worked for its successor the Scientific Instrument and Optical Panel from 1945 until 1946.

    Date: 1941 - 1945

  • The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    James Rogers held multiple positions with The University of Melbourne between 1924 and 1963 and was awarded the David Syme Prize by The University of Melbourne in 1925.

    Date: 1924 - 1963

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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See also

McCarthy, G.J.