Biographical entry Gottlieb, Kurt (1910 - 1995)
- Mechanical engineer
Kurt Gottlieb worked at the Commonwealth Solar Observatory as a mechanical designer and draftsman doing optical munitions work during World War II. After the war he stayed on at the Observatory, later renamed Mount Stromlo Observatory, where he was made a Research Fellow and placed in charge of the workshops.
Born Graz, Austria, 1910. Educated Brno, Cazechoslovakia (Mechanical Engineering). Came to Australia as a Jewish refugee 1939, undertook optical munitions work , Commonwealth Solar Observatory during World War II, later Research Fellow, Mount Stromlo Observatory, in charge of the workshops.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions
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- 'Gottlieb, Kurt', in The Giant's Eye: the Optical Munitions Exhibition, A Bright Sparcs Exhibition, Australian Science Archives Project, 1997, http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/exhib/omp/people/gottlieb.htm. Details
- 'Gottlieb, Kurt (1910-1995)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1472356. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 14 November 2005