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Biographical entry Hopper, Victor David (1913 - 2005)

OBE

Born
12 May 1913
Wales
Died
15 July 2005
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Victor David Hopper was Professor of Physics, RAAF Academy, University of Melbourne 1961-78. He had earlier taught physics at the University of Western Australia 1939 and at the University of Melbourne 1940-61.

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Events

1937
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1939
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at the University of Western Australia
1940 - 1947
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at the University of Melbourne
1943
Award - David Syme Research Prize received from the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1957
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics at the University of Melbourne
1949
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1957 - 1961
Career position - Reader in Physics at the University of Melbourne
1961 - 1978
Career position - Professor of Physics at the RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) Academy at Point Cook
1961 - 1980
Career position - Dean of university students at the RAAF Academy
1980
Award - Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE)

Archival resources

The University of Melbourne Archives

  • Victor David Hopper - Records, 1940 - 1982; The University of Melbourne Archives. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Newspaper Articles

  • Klein, Tony, 'Cosmic researcher whose findings ballooned', The Age (Melbourne), Victor David Hopper obituary, 4 November 2005, p. 12. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.