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Biographical entry Delbourgo, Robert (1940 - )

Born
11 November 1940
Bombay, India
Occupation
Physicist

Summary

Robert Delbourgo was Professor of Physics at the University of Tasmania from 1976 to c.2001. He has worked on particle physics, quantum mechanics, general relativity, quantum field theory, supersymmetric algebra and the dynamics of chaos.

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Born Bombay, India, 11 November 1940. Educated Imperial College of Science and Technology (BSc (hons) 1960, PhD 1963) and University of London (DSc 1976). Research Associate, University of Wisconsin 1963-64; Research Scientist, International Centre for Theoretical Physics 1964-65; Lecturer in Physics, Imperial College 1966-72, Reader 1972-76; Professor of Physics, University of Tasmania 1976-ca 2001, Emeritus Professor from ca 2001. Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics 1977; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1988; Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics 1988; Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science 1989. Chairman, Tasmanian Branch, Australian Institute of Physics 1992-93; Chairman, National Committee for Physics 1994-97.

Events

1960
Education - BSc (hons), Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
1963
Education - PhD, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
1963 - 1964
Career position - Research Associate, University of Wisconsin, U.S.A.
1964 - 1965
Career position - Research Scientist, International Centre for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy
1966 - 1972
Career position - Lecturer in Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
1972 - 1976
Career position - Reader in Physics, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London
1976
Education - DSc, University of London
1976
Life event - Settled in Australia
1976 - 2000
Career position - Professor of Physics, University of Tasmania
1977 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Institute of Physics
1988
Award - Boas Medal, Australian Institute of Physics
1988
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
1989
Award - Lyle Medal, Australian Academy of Science
1992 - 1993
Career position - Chairman, Tasmanian Branch, Australian Institute of Physics
1994 - 1997
Career position - Chairman, National Committee for Physics, Australian Academy of Science
2001 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Tasmania
2002
Award - Harrie Massey Medal and Prize, Australian Institute of Physics and Institute of Physics, United Kingdom

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