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Biographical entry Thomas, Anthony William (Tony) (1949 - )

Born
15 November 1949
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Anthony William (Tony) Thomas has been Professor of Physics at the University of Adelaide since 1984 and Elder Professor of Physics since 1990. His research interests include theoretical physics, QCD, quarks, nuclear forces and structure, and symmetries. He has worked in many countries and been awarded many medals for his physics research.

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Events

1970
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at Flinders University
1973
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Flinders University
1973 - 1975
Career position - Killam Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of British Columbia
1975 - 1976
Career position - Scientific Associate of the European Organisation for Nuclear Research in Geneva (CERN)
1976 - 1982
Career position - Researcher at TRIUMF (Canada's National Laboratory for Particle and Nuclear Physics) in Vancouver
1981 - 1987
Career position - Chairman of the TRIUMF Experiment Evaluation Committee
1982 - 1984
Career position - Theory Division of CERN
1983 - 1984
Career position - Senior Research Scientist at TRIUMF in Canada
1984 - 1989
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Adelaide
1986
Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
1987 -
Career position - Fellow of the American Physical Society, Division of Nuclear Physics
1987
Award - Walter Boas Medal received from the Australian Institute of Physics
1990 -
Career position - Elder Professor of Physics at the University of Adelaide
1991
Award - Inaugural Silver Jubilee Medal received from the Flinders University
1991 - 1993
Career position - President of the Australian Institute of Physics
1992
Award - Alexander von Humboldt Research Award
1993
Career position - Inoue Fellow in Japan
1997 -
Career position - Director of the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter
1997
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Thomas, Anthony W., Afnan, Iraj R. and Tandy, Peter C., 'Ian Ellery McCarthy 1930-2005', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 161-89. Details

Online Resources

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