Freeman, Joan (1918-1998)

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Physicist
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In 1976 Joan Freeman became the first woman to be awarded the British Institute of Physics' Rutherford Medal. She began her career at CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory during World War II, working on the production of a 10cm microwave radar set, and spent most of her working life at the British Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.

Freeman was educated at the University of Sydney, where she completed a Bachelor of Science in 1939 and Master of Science in 1943.

She worked with the CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory 1941-46; the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge 1946-51; and the Van de Graaff Accelerator Group, Harwell Nuclear Physics Division 1951-78.

Freeman was awarded the Rutherford Medal, British Institute of Physics, in 1976.

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Joan Freeman began her career at CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory during World War II, working on the production of a 10cm microwave radar set. She spent most of her working life at the British Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research) Radiophysics Laboratory
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Sydney
  • Career position - Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Van de Graaff Accelerator Group at Harwell Nuclear Physics Division
  • Award - Rutherford Medal received from the British Institute of Physics

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Australian Women's Register

  1. Freeman, Joan
    Published: National Foundation for Australian Women
    Series: IspartOf The Australian Women's Register
  2. Dr. Joan Freeman (Address for the Gordon Godfrey Inaugural Lecture - May 1993)
    [1993]
    Series: IspartOf WiSeNet
  3. A Passion for Physics; Joan Freeman
    Sherratt, Tim
    [1993]
    Series: IspartOf Australasian Science
  4. A Passion for Physics; Joan Freeman
    Sherratt, Tim
    [1993]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    Series: IspartOf Bright Sparcs Exhibition
  5. A Passion for Physics: The Story of a Woman Physicist
    Freeman, Joan
    [Bristol and Philadephia]
    Published: Institute of Physics Publishing
  6. Where are the Women in Australian science?
    Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
    [2003]
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
  7. Dr Joan M Freeman
    [1945 - 1954]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, National Office
    PH/FRE/5C
  8. Dr Joan M Freeman
    [1947 - 1948]
    Series: National Archives of Australia, National Office
    PH/FRE/5D

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Freeman, Joan
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Cross-National Careers: the Interchange of Women Scientists to and From Australia
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: Black Swan Press, Perth, 1992
    Series: Australia in the world: perceptions and possibilities: papers from the Outside Images of Australia Conference, Perth, 1992
  3. Where are the Women in Australian Science?
    McCarthy, Gavan; Morgan, Helen; Smith, Ailie; van den Bosch, Alan
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 2003
  4. A Textbook of Radar
    The Radiophysics Laboratory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney; London, 1947
  5. In Memory: Joan Freeman, a Passionate Physicist, 1918-1998
    Published: 1998
    Series: WISENET Journal, 48, July
  6. Dr. Joan Freeman (Address for the Gordon Godfrey Inaugural Lecture - May 1993)
    Published: 1993
    Series: WISENET Journal, 32, July
  7. Joan Freeman - an Australian Nuclear Physicist
    Allen, Nessy
    Published: 1989
    Series: WISENET Journal, 20, September
  8. A Passion for Physics: the Story of a Woman Physicist
    Freeman, Joan
    Published: Adam Hilger, Bristol, 1991
  9. A Passion for Physics; Joan Freeman
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1993
    Series: Australasian Science, Winter
  10. Australasian Science
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997

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    Daily Examiner (Grafton, NSW : 1915 - 1954) Friday 23 December 1949 p 3 Article Illustrated
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