Biographical entry Pearcey, Trevor (1919 - 1998)
- 5 March 1919
- 27 January 1998
Trevor Pearcey, with Maston Beard, was involved in the development of CSIRAC, an early vacuum-tube stored-program computer for the CSIR/O 1947-1951.
Born 5 March 1919. Died 27 February 1998. Worked for the Radar Research Establishment, Great Malvern, UK during World War II, CSIR/O Radiophysics Laboratory 1947-56, Radar Research Establishment 1957-58, Division of Mathematical Statistics, CSIRO from 1959, but seconded to the CSIRAC Laboratory. It was during this period that he discovered the phenomenon of dynamic 'chaos' while making computational studies of subharmonics, now called period doubling. Second president, Australian Computer Society.
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies
- Trevor Pearcey - Records, 1947 - 1970; Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Corporate Records and Archives Strategies. Details
- McCann, Doug and Thorne, Peter, The Last of the First CSIRAC: Australia's First Computer, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000, 196 pp. Details
- Bennett, J. M.; Broomham, Rosemary; Murton, P. M.; Pearcey, T.; Rutledge, R. W. (ed.), Computing in Australia: the Development of a Profession, Hale and Ironmonger, Sydney, 1994, 344 pp. Details
- Willis, J. B. and Deane, J. F., 'Trevor Pearcey and the First Australian Computer: a Lost Opportunity?', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 17, no. 2, 2006, pp. 209-225. Details
- 'Pearcey, T (1919-1998)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-615469. Details
- Pass, Steven, CSIRAC: Australia's first computer in 1949, Computer Science and Software Engineering, The University of Melbourne, 2000, http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/csirac/. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_p.html. Details
Created: 20 October 1993, Last modified: 4 August 2016
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