Series 232 - Fred Barker papers and publications

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Fred Barker papers and publications


  • 1947 - 2009 (Creation)

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0.2 m (2 type 1 boxes)

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(1925 - 2009)

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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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This small collection of papers includes the monthly Research School newsletter 1970–1974 and papers relating to ANZAAS conferences, and papers by Barker published in science journals 1947 - 2009.


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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 7 September 2007




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