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Biographical entry Townsend, Albert Alan (1917 - 2010)

FRS

Born
22 January 1917
Died
31 August 2010
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Albert Alan Townsend was educated at the University of Melbourne and spent most of his working life at the University of Cambridge in England. There he was Assistant Director of the Cavendish Laboratory (1950-1961) and Reader in experimental fluid mechanics.

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1936
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1937
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1938 - 1939
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholar
1940 - 1945
Career position - Assistant at the Aeronautical Laboratory of CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)
1945 - 1947
Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholar
1947
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, UK
1947 - 1961
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at the University of Cambridge
1950 - 1961
Career position - Assistant Director of Research at the Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge
1960
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
1961 -
Career position - Reader in Experimental Fluid Mechanics at the University of Cambridge

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McCarthy, G.J.