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Biographical entry Melrose, Donald Blair (1940 - )

Born
13 September 1940
Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Astrophysicist

Summary

Donald Melrose is Director of the Special Research Centre in Astrophysics and Professor of Physics (theoretical) at the University of Sydney. His research interests include plasma processes in astrophysics and geophysics, quantum electrodynamics and nonlinear plasma processes. Melrose has published widely in all three fields. Prior to his University of Sydney appointments Melrose worked at numerous international institutes including the University of Maryland's Department of Physics and Astronomy.

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1958
Education - Undergraduate studies started at the University of Western Australia
1959 - 1962
Education - Bachelor of Science with Honours (BSc (Hons)) completed at the University of Tasmania
1962
Award - Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania
1965
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Oxford University, UK
1965 - 1966
Career position - Research Fellow in Physics at the University of Sussex, UK
1966 - 1968
Career position - Research Associate in Physics at Belfer Graduate School of Sciences, Yeshiva University, New York, USA
1968 - 1969
Career position - Research Fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Maryland, USA
1968 - 1984
Career position - Member of the American Astronomical Society
1969 - 1978
Career position - Reader in Theoretical Physics at Australian National University
1979 -
Career position - Professor of (theoretical) Physics at the University of Sydney
1979 - 1984
Career position - Member then Chairman (from 1980) of the National Committee for Astronomy
1985 - 1988
Career position - Inaugural Chairman of the Sydney Association for Astrophysics
1986
Award - Walter Boas Medal received from the Australian Institute of Physics
1986
Award - Pawsey Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1987
Award - Thomas Ranken Lyle Medal received from the Australian Academy of Science
1990 -
Career position - Honorary Research Fellow at the Australia Telescope National Facility
1991 -
Career position - Director of the Research Centre for Theoretical Astrophysics (Special Research Centre in Astrophysics) at University of Sydney
1994 -
Career position - Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Australia Telescope National Facility

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