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Biographical entry Nicol, Phyllis Mary (1903 - 1964)

Born
2 March 1903
Thirroul, New South Wales, Australia
Died
13 June 1964
Lane Cove, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Academic, Educator and Physicist

Summary

Phyllis Mary Nicol was a demonstrator in physics, University of Sydney 1927-33, a tutor in physics at the Women's College 1934-45 and finally a lecturer in physics 1946-64.

With E. Booth, she produced the book "Physics: Fundamental Laws and Principles".

She resigned due to ill health four days before her death, due to cancer.

Details

Events

1921 - 1925
Education - Bachelor of Science, University of Sydney
c. 1926
Award - Awarded 1851 Exhibition Science Research Scholarship
1926
Education - Masters of Science, University of Sydney
1927 - 1933
Career position - Full-time Demonstrator in the Physics Department, University of Sydney
1933 - 1946
Career position - Part-time Demonstrator in the Physics Department, University of Sydney
1935
Career event - Member of the Royal Society of New South Wales
1946 - 1948
Career position - Part-time Lecturer in the Physics Department, University of Sydney
1948 - 1953
Career position - Full-time Lecturer with 'temporary' status in the Physics Department, University of Sydney
1953 - 1964
Career position - Tutor Demonstrator with the status of Lecturer, Physics Department, University of Sydney

Archival resources

University of Sydney, Archives

  • Phyllis Mary Nicol - Records, 1927 - 1964; University of Sydney, Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Annable, Rosemary, 'Nicol, Phyllis Mary (1903-1964), Lecturer and Demonstrator in Physics', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 15, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, p. 478. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A150554b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.