Barker, Frederick Charles

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Barker, Frederick Charles

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  • Professor Fred Barker MSc (Melb), PhD (Birm)

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1925 - 2009


Frederick (Fred) Barker was born in Williamstown, Victoria, in 1925. He completed a BSc degree majoring in Physics followed by a MSc in Theoretical Physics at the University of Melbourne. He then followed with a PhD in Mathematical Physics at the University of Birmingham. On 1 October 1949 Barker was appointed a Research Fellowship in Theoretical Physics in the Research School of Physical Sciences at the Australian National University. In October 1951 Barker arrived in Canberra and took up the first appointment in Theoretical Physics. He became a Fellow in the Department of Theoretical Physics on 1 November 1955. In 1960 Barker left for study leave for one year at MIT. Barker formally retired in 1990 but continued to work as a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Research School of Physics and Engineering until his hospitalisation in March 2009.


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academic; nuclear physicist

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Entered from deposit description on 8 May 2012




The Complete Published Papers of F C Barker, compiled by B A Robson and P B Treacy with an Introduction by R H Spear, 2010
History of the Department by Emeritus Professor Fred Barker, (accessed on 8 May 2012)

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