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Biographical entry Kerr, Frank John (1918 - 2000)

Born
8 January 1918
St Albans, England
Died
15 September 2000
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
Occupation
Radiophysicist and Astronomer

Summary

Frank John Kerr started his career in the CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory. He later moved to the University of Maryland, USA. He still maintained his interest in southern hemisphere astronomy.

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1938
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics completed at the University of Melbourne
1940
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1940 - 1966
Career position - Research Physicist at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Radiophysics
1962
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
1963 - 1966
Career position - Senior Principal Research Officer at the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
1966 - 1968
Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, USA
1968 - 1987
Career position - Professor at the University of Maryland, USA
1973 - 1978
Career position - Director of the astronomy program at the University of Maryland, USA
1983 - 1995
Career position - Director of the Division of Space Physics of the Universities' Space Research Association

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Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Kerr, F. J., 'Obituary: Colin Stanley Gum', Australian Journal of Science, vol. 23, no. 4, 1960, p. 115. Details

Newspaper Articles

  • Kerr, Valerie, 'Obituary: Dr Frank John Kerr', The Age, 29 December 2000. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.