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Biographical entry Swire, Brian Ernest (1918 - 1964)

Born
4 May 1918
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Died
14 October 1964
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Engineer

Summary

Brian Ernest Swire was Chief Engineer in charge of the construction of the SILLIAC computer at the University of Sydney in 1954-1956. He later designed three magnetic tape drives and electronics to increase the machine's capabilities. Between 1962 and 1964, he was working in the Plasma Physics Department, researching the gaseous ionisation phenomena.

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- 1964
Career position - Senior Lecturer, Plasma Physics Department, University of Sydney
1941
Career event - Student Member (StudMAmIEE), American Institute of Electrical Engineers
1943
Career event - Associate Member (AMAmIEE), American Institute of Electrical Engineers
1955
Career event - Member (MAmIEE) American Institute of Electrical Engineers

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Rosanne Walker, Ken McInnes