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Biographical entry Wood, Francis Waverley (1905 - )

Born
12 June 1905
Albany, Western Australia, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Francis Waverley Wood worked in many fields of physics across Australia and in the United Kingdom and United States of America. He posts included Officer-in-charge at the Watheroo Magnetic Observatory (1946-1949) and Deputy Director of Trials at the Weapons Research Establishment (1965-1968).

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1926
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Western Australia
1926 - 1932
Career position - Assistant at the Watheroo Magnetic Observatory in Western Australia
1936 - 1937
Career position - Research Officer at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in Farnborough, UK
1937 - 1946
Career position - Research Physicist at CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radio Research Board
1946 - 1949
Career position - Observer-in-charge of the Watheroo Magnetic Observatory
1949 - 1951
Career position - Research Fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, USA
1951 - 1956
Career position - Assistant Chief Geophysicist with the Bureau of Mineral Resources
1956 - 1965
Career position - Superintendent of Optical Instrumentation at the Weapons Research Establishment in South Australia
1965 - 1968
Career position - Deputy Director of Trials at the Weapons Research Establishment

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See also

  • Wisdom, John, A History of Defence Science in Australia, Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995, 267 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.