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Biographical entry Hill, Robert Dickson (1913 - 2009)

Born
3 July 1913
Yarraville, Victoria, Australia
Died
7 May 2009
Santa Barbara, California, United States of America
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Robert Hill was an Australian nuclear and atmospheric physicist. He lectured in Natural Philosophy and Physics at the University of Melbourne between 1942 and 1947 and worked at the CSIR Radio Physics Laboratory in 1943. He received his Doctor of Science from the University of Melbourne in 1947.

That same year he moved to the U.S.A. Where he worked until his retirement in 2000 from the University of California Santa Barbara.

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1935
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1936
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1937 - 1939
Career position - Postdoctoral research in physics at the University of Cambridge, UK and the University of Illinois, USA
1937 - 1939
Career position - 1851 Exhibition Scholar
1940
Career position - Scientific Officer at the Telecom Research Establishment, UK
1940 - 1942
Career position - Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
1942 - 1943
Career position - CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radio Physics Laboratory
1944 - 1947
Career position - Senior Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1947
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1947 - 1949
Career position - Assistant Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, USA
1949 - 1955
Career position - Associate Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, USA
1955 - 1965
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Illinois, USA
1965 - 1973
Career position - Physicist at the General Research Corporation, USA
1970 - 1990
Career position - Consultant Physicist at the Office of Naval Research in Washington DC, USA
1973 - 2000
Career position - Research Physicist at the University of California Santa Barbara, USA
2000
Life event - Retired

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Hill, R. D., 'Some Comments on 'Forming New Physics Communities: Australia and Japan, 1914-1950', by R. W. Home and M. Watanabe', Annals of Science, vol. 48, 1991, pp. 583-587. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.