Madsen, John Percival Vaissing, (Sir) (1879-1969)

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Madsen, John Percival Vissing, FAA (1879-1969)
Madsen, John Percival Vissing (1879-1969)
Madsen, Vissing (1879-1969)
Field of activity
Physicist; Electrical engineer; Engineer
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http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1474295

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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.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Education - Bachelor of Engineering (BE) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Lecturer in Mathematics and Physics at the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Adelaide
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Adelaide
  • Career position - Lecturer in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Assistant Professor then Professor (from 1920) of Electrical Engineering at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Commanding Officer of the Engineer Officers' Training School in Roseville, New South Wales
  • Career position - Chairman of the Radio Research Board
  • Career position - Chairman of the National Standards Laboratory
  • Career position - Chairman of the Radiophysics Advisory Board
  • Award - Peter Nicol Russell Memorial Medal received from the Institution of Engineers, Australia
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian National Research Council
  • Career position - Chairman of the Electrical Research Board
  • Career position - President of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
  • Award - Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Madsen, John Percival Vissing
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. W.H. Bragg and J.P.V. Madsen: Collaboration and Correspondence, 1905-1911
    Home, R. W.
    Published: 1981
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 2, 1-29
  3. Madsen, Sir John Percival Vaissing (Vissing) (1879-1969) , Physicist and Engineer
    Myers, D. M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1986
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 10, 376-377
  4. Madsen, John Percival Vissing - Ms 72
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  5. Madsen, John Percival Vissing
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  6. John Percival Vissing Madsen
    White, F. W. G.
    Published: 1971
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 2, 1, 51-65
  7. John Percival Vissing Madsen 1879-1969
    White, Frederick
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  8. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  9. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  10. James Arthur Prescott 1890-1987
    Stephens, C.G. and Quirk, J.P.
    Published: 1988
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 3, 299-313
  11. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  12. Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-198
    Crompton, R. W.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 4, 249-264

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