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Biographical entry Mitroy, James Dumitru (Jim) (1957 - 2014)

Born
16 February 1957
Toorak, Victoria, Australia
Died
28 August 2014
Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Jim Mitroy was considered an outstanding theoretical atomic, molecular and optical physicist. In the 1990s he directed his attention to antimatter-matter interactions, where he made his most note-worthy contributions. Outcomes of this research included a series of publications on computational solutions to the collisions of positron atoms and his proof of the existence of positron atoms. More recently he worked on photon-atom and atom-atom interactions. He was leader of collaborations that resulted in review papers on atomic polarisabilities and on explicitly-correlated Gaussian basis functions. As Lecturer at the University College of the Northern Territory, Mitroy was instrumental in establishing the undergraduate physics program. He represented the University on the Australian Council of Deans and Directors of Graduate Studies and the Australian Institute for Nuclear Science and Engineering. At the time of his death he was Professor of Physics.

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Events

? - 2014
Career position - Professor in Physics, Charles Darwin University
1983
Education - PhD, University of Melbourne
1983 - 1986
Career position - Post-Doctoral Fellow, Flinders University, South Australia
1986 - 1988
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, University of Colorado Boulder, U.S.A.
1988 - 1989
Career position - Research Fellow, Australian National University
1989 -
Career position - Lecturer, University of the Northern Territory
2006 - 2013
Career position - Member, Australian National Centre of Excellence for Antimatter-Matter Studies

Published resources

Journal Articles

  • Bromley, Michael W. J., Buckman, Stephen J. and Clark, Charles W., 'James (Jim) Dumitru Mitroy 16 February 1957 - 28 August 2014', Australian Physics, vol. 52, no. 2, 2015, p. 70. Details

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