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Biographical entry McKellar, Bruce Harold John (1941 - )

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Born
5 July 1941
Forbes, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Bruce McKellar is a theoretical physicist recognised internationally for his contributions to particle physics. He has held visiting positions at a number of organisations including the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University. His research has focused on weak interactions, nuclear forces and the application of algebraic techniques to particle physics. With collaborators he published definitive studies on the "Tucson-Melbourne" force and related effects in the B meson system. McKellar has taken an active role in professor organisations, twice being Vice-President of the Australian Academy of Science and from 2014 being President of the International Council for Science.

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1962
Education - BSc, University of Sydney
1965 - 1968
Career position - Lecturer in Physics, University of Sydney
1966
Education - PhD, University of Sydney
1969 - 1972
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Physics, University of Sydney
1972 - 2007
Career position - Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Melbourne
1973
Award - Pawsey Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1976
Education - DSc, University of Melbourne
1977
Award - Royal Society of Victoria Research Medal
1977 - 1979
Career position - Chairman, School of Physics, University of Melbourne
1978 -
Career position - Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico, U.S.A.
1985 - 1988
Career position - Member, Australian Research Grants Committee
1987 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1988
Career position - Visiting Professor, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
1988 - 1990
Career position - Member, Australian Research Council
1988 - 1990
Career position - Chair, Chemical, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Discipline Panel, Australian Research Council
1991
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1991 - 1997
Career position - Dean, Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne
1992
Award - Walter Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
1992
Career position - Visiting Professor, Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.
1992 - 1998
Career position - Chair, Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science
1993 - 1997
Career position - Secretary, International Planning Committee, Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics
1993 - 1998
Career position - Member, Advisory Board, Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
1995 - 1998
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1997 - 1998
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Academy of Science
1997 - 2006
Career position - Trustee, Asia Pacific Centre for Theoretical Physics
1999
Career position - Visiting Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois, U.S.A.
1999 - 2004
Career position - Secretary for Physical Sciences, Australian Academy of Science
2000 - 2004
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Academy of Science
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in theoretical physics
2004 - 2007
Career position - Foreign Secretary, Australian Academy of Science
2006
Award - Harrie Massey Medal, Australian Institute of Physics and Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
2006 - 2008
Career position - Vice-President, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
2008 -
Career position - Honorary Professional Fellow, University of Melbourne
2009
Award - Matthew Flinders Medal and Lecture, Australian Academy of Science
2009 - 2011
Career position - Chairman, Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific, International Council for Science
2014 -
Career position - President, International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
2014
Award - Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) for eminent service to science, particularly the study of theoretical physics, as an academic, educator and researcher, through seminal contributions to scientific development organisations, and as an author and mentor

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