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Biographical entry Hurst, Charles Angas (1923 - )

FAAS, FAIP

Born
22 September 1923
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematical physicist

Summary

Angas Hurst is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide. He first joined the University in 1957 and held many senior administrative positions there. Prior to arriving in Adelaide, Hurst was a Lecturer at the University of Melbourne (1952 to 1956), which is where he earlier completed his tertiary studies. Throughout his career, Hurst has published widely on many aspects of Mathematical Physics and has built up an international reputation in the field. He spent many years working as a Visiting Fellow at many international institutes. Hurst has been heavily involved with the Australian Academy of Science and the Australian Institute of Physics for decades: he is a Fellow of both organizations. During World War II, Charles Hurst was a Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Australian Air Force.

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Events

1942 - 1946
Career position - Flight Lieutenant with the Royal Australian Air Force
1947
Education - Bachelor of Arts with Honours (BA (Hons)) completed at the University of Melbourne
1948
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1952
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge, UK
1952 - 1956
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Mathematics at the University of Melbourne
1957 - 1960
Career position - Senior Lecturer Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1961 - 1964
Career position - Reader / Associate Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1964 - 1988
Career position - Professor of Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1966 - 1988
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Center for Theoretical Studies, University of Miami, USA
1972 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
1977 - 1978
Career position - Visiting Professor at the Mathematics Department of the Indiana University, USA
1979 - 1987
Career position - Chairman of the National Committee for Physics
1983 - 1986
Career position - Councillor of the Australian Academy of Science
1984 - 1985
Career position - Vice President of the Australian Academy of Science
1986 - 1988
Career position - Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University of Adelaide
1989 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor of Physics and Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1991
Education - Doctor of Science honoris causa (Hon DSc) received from the University of Melbourne

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Charles Angas Hurst - Records, 1948 - 1989, MS 172; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Online Resources

Annette Alafaci