David Blair (physicist)

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David Blair giving a seminar about gravitational waves search in ICRANet, Pescara, 22-04-2014

David G. Blair (born 1946) is an Australian physicist and professor of physics at the University of Western Australia and director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre. Blair works on methods for the detection of gravitational waves.[1]

In 2005 - the World Year of Physics, Blair was awarded the ANZAAS Medal. He is also involved in physics education though the Gravity Discovery Centre in Western Australia.[2] Blair coordinates new projects for the educational discovery centre and he’s developed a niobium wave gravity detector and in 1984 developed the first sapphire clock – a super precise timepiece designed for space.

Blair won the Walter Boas Medal of the Australian Institute of Physics in 1995.[3]


Professor Blair is the co-author of Ripples on a Cosmic Sea: The Search for Gravitational Waves,[4] and the editor of the book The Detection of Gravitational Waves.[5]


  1. ^ "Researchers in new gravity measurement breakthrough". University of Western Australia. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  2. ^ http://www.anzaas.org.au/central/medals_and_lectures/anzaasmedal.html
  3. ^ "Walter Boas Medal". Australian Institute of Physics. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Ripples on a Cosmic Sea: The Search for Gravitational Waves. Retrieved 11 May 2012. 
  5. ^ "The Detection of Gravitational Waves". Retrieved 11 May 2012.