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Biographical entry Corben, Herbert Charles (1914 - )

Born
18 April 1914
Dorset, England
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Herbert Charles Corben was born in England and educated at the University of Melbourne. He spent most of his working life teaching physics at various institutes in the United States of America and in Canada. Corben was author of at least nine scientific articles.

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1934
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1936
Education - Master of Arts (MA) and Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1936 - 1939
Career position - 1851 Exhibition Scholar
1939
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1939 - 1940
Career position - Commonwealth Fund Fellow at University of California, Berkeley, USA
1940 - 1941
Career position - Commonwealth Fund Fellow at Princeton University, USA
1941
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at University College, Armidale, New South Wales
1942 - 1944
Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Melbourne
1945 - 1946
Career position - Senior Mathematics and Physics Lecturer at the University of Melbourne
1946 - 1951
Career position - Associate Professor of Physics at the Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, USA
1951 - 1953
Career position - Fullbright Lecturer in Italy
1953 - 1956
Career position - Professor of Physics at the Carnegie Institute Technology
1956 - 1961
Career position - Technical Staff member at Ramo-Wooldridge Corporation, California, USA
1961 - 1968
Career position - Director of the Quantum Physics Laboratory at T.R.W. Inc, USA
1968 - 1972
Career position - Professor of Physics at Cleveland State University, USA
1972 - 1978
Career position - Physics Professor at Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Canada
1978 - 1987
Career position - Visiting Professor at Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, USA

Archival resources

Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne

  • Audio of interview with Herbert C. Corben, 27 February 1989, P002226; Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, University of Melbourne. Details

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Online Resources

Rosanne Walker