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Biographical entry McCarthy, Ian Ellery (1930 - 2005)

FAA, FAIP, FAPS

Born
19 June 1930
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Died
23 April 2005
Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
Occupation
Mathematical physicist

Summary

Ian Ellery McCarthy was Professor of Physics at Flinders University in South Australia for nearly thirty years (1968-1996). Prior to this he held Professorships at two universities in the United States of America. Throughout his career McCarthy worked in several distinct areas of theoretical physics. He was elected to the Australian Academy of Science in 1982 and was also a Fellow of the American Physical Society (FAPS) and the Australian Institute of Physics (FAIP). Ian McCarthy presented invited papers at a number of international conferences and was (co)-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications.

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1952
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Adelaide
1956
Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Adelaide
1956 - 1960
Career position - Postdoctoral research at the universities of Cambridge (UK), Minnesota (USA) and California (USA)
1960 - 1963
Career position - Lecturer then Senior Lecture in Mathematical Physics at the University of Adelaide
1963 - 1964
Career position - Associate Professor of Physics at the University of California in Davis, USA
1965 - 1967
Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Oregon, USA
1968 - 1996
Career position - Professor of Physics at Flinders University in South Australia
1982 -
Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Journal Articles

  • 'Obituary: Ian McCarthy', Australian Academy of Science Newsletter, vol. 62, April-July 2005, p. 11. Also available at http://www.science.org.au/newsletters/aas62.pdf. Details
  • Thomas, Anthony W., Afnan, Iraj R. and Tandy, Peter C., 'Ian Ellery McCarthy 1930-2005', Historical Records of Australian Science, vol. 19, no. 2, 2008, pp. 161-89. Details

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