Madsen, John Percival Vissing (1879-1969)

Also known as
Madsen, John Percival Vaissing, (Sir) (1879-1969)
Madsen, Vissing (1879-1969)
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Physicist and Electrical engineer; physicist; engineer
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Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) Madsen (1879-1969), physicist and engineer, was born on 24 March 1879 at Lochinvar, New South Wales, eldest of six children of Hans Frandsen Madsen, Danish surveyor,...

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John Madsen was Lecturer in Physics, University of Adelaide 1901-1909 and Associate Professor and Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1909-1949. He was Chairman of the Radio Research Board (1926-1957) and a great many other bodies and boards including the National Association of Testing Authorities. Madsen is featured on the ATERB Medal, which is awarded under the auspices of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. ATERB (Australian Telecommunications & Electronics Research Board) was formerly the Radio Research Board, of which Madsen was founding chairman.

  • 1900 Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • 1901 Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
  • 1901 - 1903 Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Adelaide
  • 1904 - 1909 Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide
  • 1907 Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
  • 1909 - 1912 Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • 1912 - 1949 Career position - Assistant Professor then Professor (from 1920) of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • 1915 - 1918 Career position - Commanding Officer of the Engineer Officers' Training School in Roseville, New South Wales
  • 1926 - 1957 Career position - Chairman of the Radio Research Board
  • 1938 - 1944 Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Laboratory
  • 1939 - 1942 Career position - Chairman of the Radiophysics Advisory Board
  • 1944 Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal received from the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • 1945 Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Research Council
  • 1945 - 1966 Career position - Chairman of the Electrical Research Board
  • 1946 - 1947 Career position - President of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
  • 1954 - Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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  1. W.H. Bragg and J.P.V. Madsen: Collaboration and Correspondence, 1905-1911Historical Records of Australian Science 5 2 1-29 : W.H. Bragg and J.P.V. Madsen: Collaboration and Correspondence, 1905-1911
    Home, R. W.
    [1981]
  2. Madsen, Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) (1879-1969) , Physicist and EngineerAustralian Dictionary of Biography Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle 10 376-377 : Madsen, Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) (1879-1969) , Physicist and Engineer
    Myers, D. M.
    [1986]
    Published: Melbourne University Press
  3. Madsen, John Percival Vissing - Ms 72Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings : Madsen, John Percival Vissing - Ms 72
    [1994]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/basser/manuscript-collection/ms072.html
  4. Madsen, John Percival VissingPhysics in Australia to 1945 R.W. Home, with the assistance of Paula J. Needham : Madsen, John Percival Vissing
    [1995]
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project
    Series: http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/physics/P000614p.htm
  5. John Percival Vissing MadsenRecords of the Australian Academy of Science 2 1 51-65 : John Percival Vissing Madsen
    White, F. W. G.
    [1971]
  6. John Percival Vissing Madsen 1879-1969Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs Australian Academy of Science : John Percival Vissing Madsen 1879-1969
    White, Frederick
    [2006]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/fellows/memoirs/madsen.html
  7. Exhibition Papers
    [1997]
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project
    Series: http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/exhib/papers/exhib_papers.htm
  8. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    [2012]
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: http://www.eoas.info/basser_browse.html
  9. James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987Historical Records of Australian Science 7 3 299-313 : James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987
    Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P.
    [1988]
  10. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunitiesAustralian Physicist : Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    [1990]
    Series: http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/exhib/papers/bolton2.htm
  11. Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-198Historical Records of Australian Science 8 4 249-264 : Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-198
    Crompton, R. W.
    [1991]
  12. Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science: John Percival Vissing Madsen - Records (1906 - 1969)
    A small collection of manuscript letters from W.H. Bragg and Ernest Rutherford to Madsen along with biographical material and the published papers of Madsen and co-workers 1906-69 [16 cm, MS 72].
    MS 072

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  1. A collection of papers in the life of John Percival Vissing Madsen
    [ Book : 1971 ]
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  2. W.H. Bragg and J.P.V. Madsen : collaboration and correspondence, 1905-1911 / R.W. Horne
    Horne, Roderick Wien
    [ Book : 1981 ]
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    ... Kew Routh Wales; Professor John Percival Vissing Madsen, B.Sc., C.B.E.. of Sydney, Professor of ... Federal Awards K.C.M.G.: Colonel the Honorable Geni-so John Bell, C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., ' 'KNIGHTS ... 506 words
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  1. Papers
    Madsen, John Percival Vissing Sir, 1879-1969
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  1. The ionosphere and its influence upon the propagation of radio waves / by J.P.V. Madsen
    Madsen, J. P. V. (John Percival Vissing), 1879-1969
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  2. Australian standards / by John Percival Vissing Madsen
    Madsen, J. P. V. (John Percival Vissing), 1879-1969
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    Transactions of the Institution of Engineers, Australia
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