Australian Institute of Physics

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The Australian Institute of Physics was established in 1963, when it replaced the Australian Branch of the British Institute of Physics based in London.[1] The purpose of the institute is to further promote the development and application of the science of physics as well as providing support to physicists.[2] The AIP publishes Australian Physics (ISSN 1036-3831) since 1963.

Organisation[edit]

The institute has branches in each of the Australian states.

Presidents[edit]

(incomplete list)

Awards[edit]

The Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics has been awarded since 1992 for the best PhD thesis by a student from an Australian University and to commemorate Sir Lawrence Bragg (in front on the medal) and his father Sir William Henry Bragg who both played a significant part in physics education in Australia. Winners so far are:[13]

Fellows of the Australian Institute of Physics (partial list)[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A History of the Physics Department of the University of Queensland Emeritus Professor H C Webster, 31 March 1977, Accessed 6 February 2012
  2. ^ National Library of Australia accessed 5 February 2012
  3. ^ Rosanne Walker. "Huxley, Leonard George Holden -Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  4. ^ McCarthy, G.J. "Walsh, Alan - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  5. ^ McCarthy, G.J. "Street, Robert - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  6. ^ McCarthy, G.J. "Bolton, Herbert Cairns - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  7. ^ McCarthy, G.J. "Klein, Anthony George (Tony) - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  8. ^ "Anthony Thomas: Brief Biography". University of Adelaide. Retrieved 19 May 2012. 
  9. ^ Rosanne Walker. "Crompton, Robert Woodhouse - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  10. ^ "Professor Geoff Wilson — AMC Board". The Australian Maritime College. Retrieved 23 May 2012. 
  11. ^ "Physics President sets precedent". Retrieved 22 May 2012. 
  12. ^ "Physics around the country - April 2009". Australian Institute of Physics. Retrieved 25 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "The Bragg Gold Medal for Excellence in Physics".