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Biographical entry Gill, Thomas Perrott (1916 - 2006)

17 October 1916
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
29 September 2006
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Thomas Gill worked for as a physicist in the Australian munitions and weapons industries from 1940 to 1960. In his early work at the Defence Standards Laboratories he was involved in optics and pioneered the development of stable thin metal bolometers. At the Weapons Research Establishment Gill worked in upper atmospheric research and was liaison officer for the British Universities, overseeing their projects using the Skylark rocket. In 1961 he moved to Scotland to join R V Jones in the Natural Philosophy (physics) Department at the University of Aberdeen. There he lectured in optics, researched and designed highly sensitive measuring equipment and became known as a leader on the Doppler Effect. Returning to Australia in 1968, Thomas Gill joined the Swinburne Institute of Technology where he lectured in Physics and Philosophy of Science.



Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
1940 - 1954
Career position - Physicist with Munitions Supply Laboratories in Maribyrnong, Victoria
1954 - 1960
Career position - Physicist with Weapons Research Establishment in South Australia
Career position - Senior Research Fellow (in natural philosophy?) at Marischal College in Aberdeen, Scotland
1961 - 1967
Career position - Lecturer at Marischal College
1968 - 1978
Career position - Lecturer in Physics at Swinburne Institute of Technology, Melbourne

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