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Biographical entry Hales, Anton Linder (1911 - 2006)

FAA, FRAS

Born
1 March 1911
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Died
11 December 2006
Occupation
Geophysicist

Summary

Anton Hales was Foundation Director (1973) then Emeritus Professor (1978) of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University. He officially retired from the School at the age of eighty-nine and has had a lecture room and the A L Hales Honours Year Scholarships in Geophysics and Geochemistry named in his honour. Prior to this Hales was Director of the Bernard Price Institute of Geophysical Research in South Africa and of the Geoscience Division of the University of Texas, USA. Throughout his career he was involved in many aspects of earth sciences research, including geophysics. Hales was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society of South Africa, the Royal Astronomical Society, the American Geophysical Union, and of the Australian Academy of Science.

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1929
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
1930
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
1931
Career position - Junior Lecturer of Applied Mathematics at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa
1933
Education - Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Mathematics completed at St John's College, University of Cambridge, UK
1933 - 1945
Career position - Junior Lecturer, then Lecturer and Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
1936
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
1946 - 1949
Career position - Senior Research Officer at the Bernard Price Institute of Geophysical Research, University of Witwatersrand, South Africa
1949 - 1954
Career position - Professor of Applied Mathematics and Head of the Department of Mathematics at the University of Cape Town, South Africa
1952
Career position - Master of Arts (MA) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1954 - 1962
Career position - Director of the Bernard Price Institute of Geophysical Research and Carnegie-Price Professor of Geophysics
1962 - 1973
Career position - Director of the Geoscience Division of the University of Texas, USA
1970 - 1971
Career position - Acting Vice-President for Academic Affairs at the University of Texas, USA
1973 - 1978
Career position - Foundation Director of the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra
1976 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1978 - 2002
Career position - Emeritus Professor and Visiting Fellow at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University, Canberra
2003
Award - Centenary Medal received from the Australian Government

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