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Biographical entry Hurley, Andrew Crowther (1926 - 1988)


11 July 1926
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
14 October 1988
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Quantum chemist and Mathematician


Andrew Hurley joined CSIRO, Section (later Division) of Chemical Physics in 1953 and remained until his death. He studied at the University of Melbourne and Trinity College, Cambridge, and was acknowledged as an expert on group theory and its uses in quantum chemistry.


Born Melbourne, 11 July 1926. Died Melbourne, 14 October 1988. Educated Universities of Melbourne (MA 1949) and Cambridge (PhD 1952). CSIRO Section of Chemical Physics 1953; Fellowship, Trinity College, Cambridge 1954-56; Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1956-57; CSIRO Section (Division after 1958) of Chemical Physics 1957-87. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1972.

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Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Andrew Crowther Hurley - Records, 1944 - 1988, MS 174; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions


  • McCarthy, Gavan, The Records of Andrew Crowther Hurley (1926-1988) (Melbourne: Australian Science Archives Project, 1989), 41 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Maslen, V. W., 'On the Contribution of A.C. Hurley to Theoretical Chemistry', International Journal of Quantum Chemistry, 31 (1987), 339-343. Details
  • Maslen, V. W., 'Andrew Crowther Hurley 1926-1988', Historical Records of Australian Science, 14 (2) (2002), 169-192. Details


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