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Biographical entry Payne-Scott, Ruby Violet (1912 - 1981)

Born
28 May 1912
Grafton, New South Wales, Australia
Died
25 May 1981
Occupation
Radio astronomer, Teacher and Physicist
Alternative Names
  • Hall, Ruby Violet (married name)

Summary

Ruby Violet Payne-Scott was a pioneer of radio astronomy in Australia. She was a research fellow with the Cancer Research Committee, University of Sydney 1932-35, an engineer with A.W.A. Ltd 1939-41, with the CSIR Division of Radiophysics 1941-51 and taught at Danebank Church of England School, Sydney 1963-75.

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Goss, W. M., Making Waves: the Story of Ruby Payne-Scott, Australian Pioneer Radio Astronomer, Springer, New York, 2013, 262 pp. Details
  • Goss, William and McGee, Richard X., Under the Radar: the First Woman in Radio Astronomy, Ruby Payne Scott, Springer-Verlag, Berlin and Heidelberg, 2009, 375 pp. Details

Book Sections

  • Bygott, Ursula, 'Ruby Payne Scott (1912-1981) physicist', in Heather Radi (ed.), 200 Australian Women: A Redress Anthology, Women's Redress Press Inc, Sydney, 1988. Details
  • Hooker, Claire and Goss, W. M., 'Payne-Scott, Ruby Violet (1912-1981), Physicist, Radio Astronomer and School Teacher', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 18, 2012, p. 268. Details

Journal Articles

  • Goss, Miller, 'Ruby Payne-Scott: First Interferometry in Radio Astronomy: Australia Day 1946', ATNF news, vol. 70, 2011, pp. 11-4. Details

Reviews

  • Orchiston, Wayne, review of Under the Radar: the First Woman in Radio Astronomy, Ruby Payne Scott, Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, vol. 13, pp. 85-6. Details
  • Robertson, Peter, review of Goss, William and Mcgee, Richard X., Under the Radar: the First Woman in Radio Astronomy, Ruby Payne Scott (2009), Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 22, 2011, pp. 309-10. Details
  • Trimble, Virginia, review of Goss, William and Mcgee, Richard X., Under the Radar: the First Woman in Radio Astronomy, Ruby Payne Scott (2009), Journal for the History of Astronomy, vol. 44, 2013, pp. 222-3. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.