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Biographical entry Barker, John Adair (1925 - 1995)

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Born
24 March 1925
Corrigin, Western Australia, Australia
Died
27 October 1995
Occupation
Theoretical physicist

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John Adair Barker worked at IBM Research Laboratory (later the Almaden Research Center), San Jose, California 1969-94. He has made major contributions to our knowledge of solutions and dense vapours by his work on the statistical mechanics of molecular interactions, especially of polar molecules.

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Born Corrigin, Western Australia, 24 March 1925. Died California, 27 October 1995. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc (hons) 1945, DSc 1958)). Demonstrator in physics, University of Melbourne 1946-47, Division of Aeronautics, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research 1948, mathematics teacher, aton Technical college, England 1949, CSIRO Division of Industrial chemistry 1950-67, professor of applied mathematics and physics, University of Waterloo, Ontario 1967-69, IBM Research Laboratory (later the Almaden Research Center), San Jose, California 1969-94. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1967, Fellow, Royal Society of London 1981.

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