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

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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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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 - Physicist, Theory Division of CERN, Geneva, Switzerland
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
1986
Career position - Associate Dean, Faculty of Science, 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
1988 - 1991
Career position - Head, Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics, University of Adelaide
1990 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1990 -
Career position - Director of the Special Research Centre for the Subatomic Structure of Matter, University of Adelaide
1990 - 2004
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
1991 - 1994
Career position - Member, Physical and Chemical Sciences Sub-panel, Australian Research Council
1991 - 1996
Award - ARC Senior Research Fellowship
1991 - 1997
Career position - Member of Council, University of Adelaide
1992
Award - Alexander von Humboldt Research Award, Alexander von Humboldt Research Foundation
1992 - 1995
Career position - Member of Council, Australian Academy of Science
1993
Career position - Inoue Fellow in Japan
1994
Career position - Chair, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Sub-panel, Australian Research Council
1994 - 1995
Career position - Vice-President, Australian Academy of Science
1995 -
Career position - Director, National Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Adelaide
1996 - 1999
Award - ARC Special Investigator Award
1996 - 2002
Career position - Secretary, Commission C12 (Nuclear Physics), International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
1997
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1997
Award - Stephen Cole the Elder Prize, University of Adelaide
2000
Award - Harrie Massey Medal and Prize, Australian Institute of Physics and Institute of Physics, United Kingdom
2001
Award - Centenary Medal for service to Australian society and science in theoretical physics
2001 - 2004
Career position - Chair, Visiting Committee, Indiana University Cyclotron Facility, U.S.A.
2004 - 2009
Career position - Chief Scientist and Associate Director for Theoretical and Computational Physics, Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.
2004 - 2009
Career position - Governors Distinguished Professor, Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, U.S.A.
2005 - 2011
Career position - Chair, Working Group for International Cooperation in Nuclear Physics (WG9), International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP)
2006 - 2008
Career position - Member, Global Science Forum Working Group on Nuclear Physics, OECD
2009 -
Award - ARC Australian Laureate Fellow
2009 -
Career position - Director, University Centre for Complex Systems and the Subatomic Structure of Matter, University of Adelaide
2010 - 2016
Career position - Member of Council, University of Adelaide
2011 -
Career position - Associate Director and Adelaide Node Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Particle Physics at the Terascale
2012 -
Career position - Vice-Chair, Asian Nuclear Physics Association
2014
Award - South Australian Scientist of the Year

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Journal Articles

  • Thomas, Anthony W., Afnan, Iraj R. and Tandy, Peter C., 'Ian Ellery McCarthy 1930-2005', Historical Records of Australian Science, 19 (2) (2008), 161-89. Details

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See also

  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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