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Biographical entry Freeman, Joan (1918 - 1998)

Born
7 January 1918
Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Died
18 March 1998
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Joan Freeman began her career at CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory during World War II, working on the production of a 10cm microwave radar set. She spent most of her working life at the British Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.

Details

Events

1939
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1941 - 1946
Career position - CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radiophysics Laboratory
1943
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
1946 - 1951
Career position - Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK
1951 - 1978
Career position - Van de Graaff Accelerator Group at Harwell Nuclear Physics Division
1976
Award - Rutherford Medal received from the British Institute of Physics

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Freeman, Joan, A Passion for Physics: the Story of a Woman Physicist, Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1991, 240 pp. Details
  • The Radiophysics Laboratory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, A Textbook of Radar, Angus & Robertson, Sydney; London, 1947, 579 pp. Author of Chapter 11. Details

Conference Papers

  • Allen, Nessy, 'Cross-National Careers: the Interchange of Women Scientists to and From Australia', in Don Grant and Graham Seal (eds), Australia in the world: perceptions and possibilities: papers from the Outside Images of Australia Conference, Perth, 1992, Black Swan Press, Perth, 1992. Details

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