University of Queensland. Department of Physics

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University of Queensland. Department of Physics

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  • Queensland. University, Brisbane. Dept. of Physics
  • University of Queensland. Dept. of Physics
  • University of Queensland. Physics Department

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The first Lecturer in Physics, Thomas Parnell, was appointed in 1911, under a combined Department of Mathematics and Physics. In 1919 he was promoted to Chair and Physics became a separate Department.


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US DLC n85088371

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Created, AM, 29-Apr-2020.




Gregory, Helen (1987). Vivant professores : distinguished members of the University of Queensland, 1910-1940. St. Lucia [Qld.]: University of Queensland Library.
Webster, H. C. (1977). A history of the Physics Department of the University of Queensland. [Dept. of Physics, University of Queensland], [St. Lucia, Q.]

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