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Biographical entry Dewar, Robert Leith (1944 - )

FAA, FAPS, FAIP

Born
1 March 1944
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Robert Leith Dewar is Professor of Physics at the Institute of Advanced Studies in the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University (ANU). He is also Coordinator of the ANU Centre for Theoretical Physics and Convenor of the Australian Research Council Complex Open Systems Research Network. Before starting at the ANU, Dewar spent several years studying and working at Princeton University in the USA after completing his undergraduate studies at the University of Melbourne.

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1964
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1967
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Science
1970
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at Princeton University, USA
1970 - 1971
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Theoretical Physics at the University of Maryland, USA
1971 - 1973
Career position - Research Associate of the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University
1974 - 1976
Career position - Research Fellow at the Australian National University in Canberra
1976 - 1977
Career position - Senior Research Fellow at the Australian National University
1977 - 1979
Career position - Research Staff Member at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
1979 - 1982
Career position - Research Physicist then Principal Research Physicist at the Plasma Physics Laboratory, Princeton University
1980
Award - Fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS)
1982 - 1992
Career position - Senior Fellow at the Australian National University
1988 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP)
1991 -
Career position - Member of the South-East Asia Theoretical Physics Association
1992 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1992 - 1996
Career position - Professor of Physics at the Australian National University
1993 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Mathematical Society
1995 - 1997
Career position - Head of the Plasma Research Laboratory at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the Australian National University
1996 -
Career position - Professor of Physics at the Institute of Advanced Studies at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering, Australian National University
1996 - 1997
Career position - Interim Director of the National Plasma Fusion Research Facility
1998 -
Career position - Coordinator of Centre for Theoretical Physics at the Australian National University
1998 - 2001
Career position - Head, Department of Theoretical Physics at the Research School of Physical Sciences and Engineering
c. 2003 -
Career position - Convenor of the Australian Research Council Complex Open Systems Research Network
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government

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