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Biographical entry Dalitz, Richard Henry (1925 - 2006)

28 February 1925
Dimboola, Victoria, Australia
13 January 2006
Oxford, United Kingdom


Richard Dalitz completed undergraduate studies in mathematics and physics at the University of Melbourne before undertaking a PhD at the University of Cambridge, UK. Dalitz spent most of his career in the UK, with ten years spent at the University of Chicago, USA. Several discoveries in high energy physics are named after him, including the Dalitz pair, the Dalitz plot, and Castillejo-Dalitz-Dyson poles. He was elected as a corresponding member of the Australian Academy of Science in 1978, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Melbourne in 1991.



Education - Bachelor of Arts with honours (BA, hons.) in mathematics, The University of Melbourne
Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) physics, The University of Melbourne
c. 1946 - c. 1953
Career position - Research fellow, lecturer and reader in the Mathematical Physics Department at the University of Birmingham, UK
Education - PhD in theoretical physics, University of Cambridge, UK
c. 1953 - c. 1963
Career position - Professor of Physics at the Enrico Fermi Institute of Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago, USA
Award - Fellow of the Royal Society
1963 - 1990
Career position - Royal Society Research Professor at the University of Oxford, UK
1964 - 1990
Career position - Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK
Award - Corresponding Member of the Australian Academy of Science
1990 - 2006
Career position - Emeritus Fellow of All Souls College, University of Oxford, UK
1990 - 2006
Career position - Professor Emeritus of the University of Oxford, UK
Award - Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Science
Award - Honorary doctor of science (DSc), The University of Melbourne

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Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Richard Henry Dalitz - Records, 1948 - 2006, MS 041; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

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