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Biographical entry McAulay, Alexander Leicester (1895 - 1969)

Born
15 November 1895
Bellerive, Tasmania, Australia
Died
10 April 1969
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Alexander Leicester McAulay, the son of Professor Alexander McAulay, was Professor of Physics at the University of Tasmania from 1927-1959 . His research included cosmic radiation, particle physics and metal surface electrochemistry. He established an optical laboratory during World War II and was the leader of the Optical Munitions team at the University of Tasmania.

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Events

1916
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Tasmania
1921
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Manchester, UK
1921
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1922 - 1927
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at the University of Tasmania
1927 - 1959
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Tasmania
1938
Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus divaricata McAulay & Brett (= minor variant of E. gunnii Hook. F.)

Archival resources

Private hands (McAulay, I.)

  • Alexander Leicester McAulay - Records, 1895 - 1969; Private hands (McAulay, I.). Details

University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection

  • Alexander Leicester McAulay - Records, 1919 - 1925, UT.52 and 68; University of Tasmania Library, Special/Rare Collection. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Book Sections

  • Scott, Bruce, 'McAulay, Alexander (1863-1931), Mathematician and Physicist', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 10, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986, pp. 202-204. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A100196b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Leicester McAulay', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 32, no. 1, 1969, p. 15. Details
  • McAulay, Alex, 'Practical Astronomy in Tasmania, and a Proposal for a School Thereof', Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 1902, pp. 85-94. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.