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Biographical entry Bosworth, Richard Charles Leslie (1907 - 1964)

Born
17 January 1907
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
24 March 1964
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physical chemist

Summary

Richard Bosworth was Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, University of New South Wales 1957-64. Earlier he had worked in research for the Colonial Sugar Refining Co. 1938-1956 and was an 1851 Exhibition scholar at Cambridge University 1933-1938.

Details

Born Adelaide, 17 January 1907. Died Sydney, 24 March 1964. Educated Universities of Adelaide (BSc 1928, MSc 1931, DSc 1938) and Cambridge (PhD 1935). 1851 Exhibition Scholar, Cambridge 1932-35; 1851 Exhibition Senior Scholar 1936-37; research chemist, Colonial Sugar Refining Company 1938-48, Manager, research department, 1948-57; Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry and head of the physical chemistry department, University of New South Wales 1957-64. H.G. Smith Memorial Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute 1952; Royal Society of New South Wales Medal 1958. Achieved a patent for a type of salicylic acid in 1952, jointly with Beverly Cortis-Jones. President, Royal Society of New South Wales 1951-52; president, New South Wales branch, British Society of Rheology, president, University of New South Wales Chemical Society 1958.

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University of New South Wales Archives

  • Richard Charles Leslie Bosworth - Records, 1930 - 1964, CN 929; University of New South Wales Archives. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.