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University of Tasmania, (2014) Alexander Leicester McAulay Index: University of Tasmania Collection. University of Tasmania, Hobart, Tasmania. (Unpublished)

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Professor Leicester Alexander McAulay (1895-1969)
Professor of Physics 1927-1959 and formerly lecturer 1922-1926 and student assistant 1914-1916, was the son of Professor Alexander McAulay. He was educated at the Hutchins School, University of Tasmania (Bsc 1916), Cambridge University, (BA 1921, MA 1926), University of Manchester (PhD 1921) and the Cavendish Institute under Lord Rutherford. Under him the physics department grew into one of the most active in Australia. He undertook and directed research into a variety of topics, including particle physics, cosmic radiation and metal surface electro-chemistry. His experiments were simple and aimed at the basic problems and his students learned to think carefully about the aims and underlying principles of their work. He was interested in biophysics. During the war he established an optics laboratory to supply prism and lenses for military equipment. See Australian Dictionary of Biography vol. 10. Includes lecture notes, reports, exam questions and photograph. See also UT52
"Long Focal Length Photographic Objectives" 1957, http://eprints.utas.edu.au/18513/

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Keywords: University of Tasmania, Alexander McAulay, professor, physics, 1927-1959, Hutchins School, Cambridge, Manchester, Cavendish Institute, lecturer, lecture notes, research, University of Tasmania Special and Rare Collections, photo, exam questions, cosmic radiation, electro-chemistry, Index, Tasmania, UTAS
Publisher: University of Tasmania
Collections: University of Tasmania > University of Tasmania Special Collections
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