Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman) (1913-)

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Christiansen, Wilbur Norman (1913-)
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman (1913-2007)
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Electrical engineer
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Wilbur Norman Christiansen (Chris) was Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1960-1978, and published in the fields of radioastronomy and radiotelescope design.

Born Melbourne, 9 August 1913. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1934, MSc 1935, DSc 1953). Physicist, Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory 1935-37; research engineer, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd 1937-48; senior research officer to senior principal research officer, Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO 1948-60; professor and head, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1960-78; visiting Fellow, Mt Stromlo Observatory 1979-83. Syme Prize 1959; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1959; P.N. Russell Medal, Institution of Engineers Australia 1970. President, Astronomical Society of Australia 1975-79; president, International Union of Radio Science 1978-81.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wilbur Norman (Chris) Christiansen [1913-2007]CSIROpedia : Wilbur Norman (Chris) Christiansen [1913-2007]
    Ward, C.
    [2011]
    Series: http://csiropedia.csiro.au/display/CSIROpedia/Christiansen%2C+Wilbur+Norman
  2. Always an eye on the stars - Chris Christiansen 1913-2007The Sydney Morning Herald : Always an eye on the stars - Chris Christiansen 1913-2007
    Macey, R.
    [2007]
  3. Interview with Professor Chris ChristiansenInterviews with Australian scientists : Interview with Professor Chris Christiansen
    Crompton, Bob
    [2002]
    Published: Australian Academy of Science
    Series: http://www.science.org.au/scientists/interviews/c/cc.html
  4. Christiansen, Wilbur NormanPhysics in Australia to 1945 R.W. Home, with the assistance of Paula J. Needham : Christiansen, Wilbur Norman
    [1995]
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project
    Series: http://www.asap.unimelb.edu.au/bsparcs/physics/P000309p.htm
  5. Biographical Memoirs [Joseph Lade Pawsey, including publications]Australian Physicist 1 9 137-141 : Biographical Memoirs [Joseph Lade Pawsey, including publications]
    Christiansen, W. N.; Mills, B.Y.
    [1964]
  6. History and Propaganda in AstronomyProceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia 8 1 96-101 : History and Propaganda in Astronomy
    Christiansen, W.N.
    [1989]
  7. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    [2000]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/
  8. University of Sydney, Archives: Wilbur Norman Christiansen - Records (1947 - 1981)
    Research correspondence 1962-77 (8 cm); research scripts and publications 1947-78 (8 cm); research working papers 1959-c1966 (5 cm); copies of research printed press reports 1964-78 (1 cm); manuscripts of teaching lecture notes 1973-78 (1.5 cm); correspondence regarding university organisations including the Professors Association Superannuation Subcommittee 1971-78 (1 cm); correspondence with the Australian National Committee for Radio Science 1949-78 (8 cm); correspondence and related documents regarding the International Astronomical Union and other groups 1959-78 (8 cm); autobiographical data n.d. (1 cm); personal correspondence 1962-78 (2 cm) [60 cm, P 118].
    P 118
  9. Private hands (Christiansen, W.N.): Wilbur Norman Christiansen - Records (1950 - 1978)
    Correspondence 1960-78; drafts of his book "Radiotelescopes" 1969-85 (2 volumes); newspaper cuttings 1950-1978 (1 volume); photographs 1950-78 (c100 items).

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  1. W.N. 'Chris' Christiansen interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.569)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.569)

  2. Professor W.N. Christiansen FAA in interview with Professor R.W. Compton FAA / produced by Australian Academy of Science
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 1997 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.869)

  3. Radiotelescopes / by W. N. Christiansen & J. A. Högbom
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Book : 1969-1985 ]
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    Radiotelescopes / by W. N. Christiansen & J. A. Högbom
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  4. Entry for David Syme Research Prize, 1959 / by Wilbur Norman Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 7.261)

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  5. [Papers in the field of radio astronomy] / [W.N. Christiansen]
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Thesis : 1953 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  6. Applications of the Wilson cloud-track method in atomic physics / by W.N. Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Thesis : 1935 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  7. Peking symposium 1964 : as Chinese scientists see the world / by W. N. Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At National Library
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Prof. W. N. Christiansen, awarded the honarary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Sydney, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. W.N. 'Chris' Christiansen interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Professor W.N. Christiansen FAA in interview with Professor R.W. Compton FAA / produced by Australian Academy of Science
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 1997 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.139)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 15.139)

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  1. Govt. Scientist Admits He Had Left-Wing Views
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1885 - 1954) Friday 28 January 1955 p 1 Article
    ... Moscow bad given him a code name The scientist. Dr. W. N. Christiansen, principal research officer of the ... first entry was — Wilbur Christiansen— 'Master,' husband of the sister of 'Tourist.' Dr. Wilbur Norman ... 732 words
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  2. SCIENTIST SAYS HE HAS LEFT-WING VIEWS
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    ... that Moscow had given him a code name. "THE scientist, Or W. N. Christiansen, principal research ... entry was "Wilbur Christiansen, 'Master', husband of the sister of 'Tourist'." Dr Wilbur Norman ... 734 words
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