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Biographical entry Hannaford, Peter (1939 - )

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Born
15 July 1939
Cobram, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Peter Hannaford is a Distinguished University Professor and Director of the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne. He is also Institutional Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Quantum-Atom Optics at Swinburne University of Technology. While at CSIRO in the 1970s to the 1990s he pioneered new techniques in high resolution and time-resolved laser spectroscopy which have been important for characterisation of the spectroscopic properties of a wide range of atoms. In recent years he and his group at Swinburne University have made important advances in the new fields of laser cooling of atoms, atom optics, Bose-Einstein condensation, and femtosecond laser spectroscopy. He has received a number of honours and awards and has published over 150 papers in scientific journals and books.

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1958 - 1961
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1962 - 1963
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1964 - 1966
Career position - Physics Tutor at Ormond College at the University of Melbourne
1964 - 1968
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Melbourne
1967 - 1971
Career position - Research Scientist at the CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Chemical Physics
1971 - 1983
Career position - Senior Research Scientist then Principal Research Scientists (1974) at the CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics
1972 - 1973
Career position - Guest Scientist at the University of Reading (JJ Thompson Physical Laboratory), UK
1978
Career position - Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Science at Griffith University in Brisbane
1981 - 1982
Career position - Science Research Council Senior Research Fellow at the University of Reading (JJ Thompson Physical Laboratory)
1983 -
Career position - Senior Principal Research Scientist at CSIRO Division of Chemical Physics
1983 - 1989
Career position - Visiting Fellow in the Department of Physics and Theoretical Physics at the Australian National University in Canberra (numerous visits)
1984
Career position - William Evans Visiting Fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand
1985 -
Career position - Member of the Australian Academy of Science National Committee fro Spectroscopy
1985
Award - Walter Boas Medal received from the Australian Institute of Physics
1989
Career position - Royal Society Guest Research Fellow and Visiting Fellow at Christ Church College, University of Oxford, UK
1989 - 2001
Career position - Chief Research Scientist at the CSIRO Division of Materials Science and Technology in Clayton, Victoria
1990 - 2000
Career position - Professorial Associate at the University of Melbourne
1991 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1991
Career position - Australian Academy of Science-Royal Society Exchange Fellow in Oxford, UK
1992
Career position - Guest Scientist at the Max-Planck-Institut für Quantenoptik in Garching, Germany
1993 - 2003
Career position - Chair of the National Committee for Spectroscopy of the Australian Academy of Science
1997 -
Career position - Professorial Fellow at the Swinburne University of Technology in Hawthorn, Victoria
1999 -
Career position - Director of the Centre for Atom Optics and Ultrafast Spectroscopy (CAOUS) at Swinburne University in Hawthorn, Victoria
1999 - 2003
Career position - Guest Scientist at the European Laboratory for Nonlinear Spectroscopy in Florence, Italy (numerous visits)
2000
Career position - Guest Professor at the University of Innsbruck, Austria
2002 -
Career position - Member of Commission C15 (Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics) for the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics
2003 -
Career position - University Distinguished Professor at Swinburne University of Technology

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