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Biographical entry Opat, Geoffrey Ivan (1935 - 2002)


16 November 1935
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
7 March 2002
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Geoffrey Opat was Professor of Experimental Physics at the University of Melbourne 1973-2002 and published widely in the fields of nuclear physics and particle physics.


Born Melbourne, 16 November 1935. Died Melbourne, 7 March 2002. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1957, MSc 1959, PhD 1961). General Motors Research Fellow, University of Melbourne 1959-61; Fullbright Research Associate, University of Pennsylvania 1961-64; Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Melbourne 1964-73; Professor of Experimental Physics 1973-2002. Boas Medal for Physics Research 1990; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1994; R&D Award 1996.

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  • Geoffrey Ivan Opat - Records, 1957 - 1988; Private hands (Opat, G.I.). Details

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  • Klein, Tony, 'Obituary: Geoffrey Ivan Opat AO, FAA', The Age, 4 April 2002. Details

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