Pawsey, Joseph Lade (1908-1962)

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Pawsey, Joe (1908-1962)
Pawsey, Joseph Lade, (FAA, FRS) (1908-1962)
Field of activity
Physicist; Radiophysicist; Radio astronomer
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1467358

Biographies

Joseph Lade (Joe) Pawsey (1908-1962), physicist, was born on 14 May 1908 at Ararat, Victoria, only child of Victorian-born parents Joseph Andrews Pawsey, farmer, and his wife Margaret, née Lade. Gifted...

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Joseph Pawsey established radio astronomy in Australia. He made important discoveries about the relationships between solar radiation and sunspots. His team made many discoveries about radiation and radio emissions from the Milky Way and external galaxies and developed many new techniques later used world wide.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Education - Masters of Science (MSc), The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Cambridge, England
  • Award - 1851 Exhibition Scholar (Scholarship), The Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851, England
  • Career position - Research Physicist, EMI Ltd, England
  • Career position - Research Physicist, Division of Radiophysics, CSIR (Council of Scientific and Industrial Research), Australia
  • Career position - Research Physicist, Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia
  • Chair - President, Radio Astronomy Commission, International Astronomical Union
  • Career position - Assistant Chief, Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation), Australia
  • Award - Thomas Rankin Lyle Medal, Australian National Research Council, Australia
  • Award - Fellow, Royal Society, England
  • Award - Foundation Fellow, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
  • Career event - Wrote with R. N. Bracewell
  • Award - Matthew Flinders Lecture, Australian Academy of Science, Australia
  • Award - Hughes Medal, Royal Society, England
  • Chair - President, Australian Branch, Institute of Physics, Australia
  • Award - Honorary Doctorate of Science (Hon. DSc), Australian National University, Australia
  • Career event - Appointed Director of the United States of America National Radio Astronomy Observatory but died before taking office.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Pawsey, Joseph Lade
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Australia Telescope: a Shortened Version of the Pawsey Memorial Lecture 1983
    Frater, R. H.
    Published: 1984
    Series: Australian Physicist, 21, 203-207
  3. The Genesis of Solar Radio Astronomy in Australia
    Orchiston, Wayne, Slee, Bruce and Burman, Ron
    Published: 2006
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 9, 1, 35-56
  4. Pawsey, Joseph Lade (1908-1962), Physicist
    Robertson, Peter
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 15, 578-579
  5. Dr. Joseph L. Pawsey, 1908-1962
    Published: 1963
    Series: Proceedings of the Institution of Radio and Electronics Engineers, Australia, 24, 2, 94
  6. Obituary: Dr. J.L. Pawsey
    Published: 1964
    Series: Australian Physicist, 1, 1, 6
  7. Biographical Memoirs [Joseph Lade Pawsey, including publications]
    Christiansen, W. N.; Mills, B.Y.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Australian Physicist, 1, 9, 137-141
  8. A Textbook of Radar
    The Radiophysics Laboratory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
    Published: Angus & Robertson, Sydney; London, 1947
  9. Pawsey, Joseph Lade
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  10. Pawsey, Joseph Lade - Ms 20
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  11. Australian Radio Astronomy: How it developed in this country
    Pawsey, J. L.
    Published: 1961
    Series: Australian Scientist, 1, iii, 181-186
  12. Obituary notices: Charles Alexander Shain
    Pawsey, J. L.
    Published: 1960
    Series: Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1, 244-5
  13. Joseph Lade Pawsey, 1908-1962
    Lovell, A. C. Bernard
    Published: 1964
    Series: Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society of London, 10, 229-43
  14. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000
  15. Robert Gordon Menzies (1894-1978)
    White, F. W.G.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 1, 68-102
  16. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012
  17. A History of Defence Science in Australia
    Wisdom, John
    Published: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995
  18. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Brown, R. Hanbury; Minnett, Harry C; White, Fredrick W. G.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2, 151-166

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  1. Letters and drafts
    Pawsey, Joseph Lade, 1908-1962
    [ Unpublished : 1961-1963 ]
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Joseph Lade Pawsey, scientist, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (Australia) Radiophysics Laboratory (1939-1940)
    ... Pawsey, Joseph Lade (1908 - 1962) ...
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  2. Mills, Bernard Yarnton (1920-)
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  3. Australian National Research Council (1919-1954)
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  1. Obituary MR J. A. PAWSEY
    Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954) Tuesday 6 July 1943 p 2 Article
    ... . He married Miss Margaret Lade, Strath Creek. There is one son, Mr Joseph Lade Pawsey, a senior ... Obituary MR J. A. PAWSEY WITH the death of Mr Joseph Andrews Pawsey "Glencoe" Naroghid, near ... 323 words
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  2. Personal
    Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954) Tuesday 30 March 1954 p 1 Article
    ... . Joseph Lade Pawsey, a former resident of this district and a son of Mrs. M. Pawsey, formerly of Naroghid ... . and now of Ivanhoe, and the late Mr. Pawsey. Dr. Pawsey was educated at Camperdown Higher Elementary ... 160 words
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  3. SYDNEY MAN HONOURED
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Saturday 20 March 1954 p 3 Article
    ... SYDNEY MAN HONOURED LONDON, March 19 (A.A.P.).-Mr. Joseph Lade Pawsey, assistant chief of the Radio ... people elected to the fellowship of the Royal Society yesterday. The Royal Society describes Mr. Pawsey ... 78 words
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  1. Science and Industry Research Act 1920-1939.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 4 January 1940 [Issue No.2] p 19

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    ... tlie Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, that .Joseph Lade Pawsey, an oflioer appointed ... 97 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY National Memorials Ordinance 1928 DETERMINATION
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette. Periodic (National : 1977 - 2011) Friday 15 May 1987 p 1

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation Illustrated

    ... in 1969 PAWSEY CIRCUIT Joseph Lade Pawsey (1908-1962) Radio astronomer, born Vic, researched radar ... Into Burmese Silence (1962), The Lotus and the Spinning Wheel (1963). COUCHMAN CRESCENT Elizabeth May ... 12629 words
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  3. APPOINTMENTS, RETIREMENTS AND DISMISSALS
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 9 December 1971 [Issue No.114] p 7516

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    ... South Wales Fork Lift Driver—James Eric Forsyth, Charles Francis Thomas Storeman—Edwm Joseph Borg, James ... Legal Officer—Henry Clifford Burmester, Dominique Francois Jean Joseph De Stoop, Geoffrey David Holmes ... 5391 words
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  1. Papers
    Pawsey, J. L. (Joseph Lade), 1908-1962
    [ Unpublished : 1952-1963 ]
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  1. Pawsey High-Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science: speech, Kensington
    Carr, Kim; Australian Labor Party
    [ Article : 2009 ]
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    Pawsey High-Performance Computing Centre for SKA Science: speech, Kensington
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  2. History of Australian astronomy: the beginnings of radio astronomy in Australia
    Wild, J. P. (John Paul), 1923-2008
    Proceedings (Astronomical Society of Australia)
    [ Article : 1987 ]
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  3. $80 Perth super computing centre to boost SKA bid
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  4. UNSW physicist wins top medal (20 March 1987)
    University of New South Wales. Public Affairs Unit; University of New South Wales, issuing body
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    [ Article : 1987 ]
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  1. Joseph Lade Pawsey, 1908-1962 / A.C.B. Lovell
    Lovell, Bernard, Sir, 1913-
    [ Book : 1964 ]
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  2. Radio astronomy / by J.L. Pawsey and R.N. Bracewell
    Pawsey, J. L
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    At 17 libraries
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  3. Cosmic radio waves and their interpretation / by J. L. Pawsey and E. R. Hill
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    [ Book : 1961 ]
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  4. An observation of diffuse cloud-like echoes / by J.L. Pawsey, F.J. Kerr
    Pawsey, J. L. (Joseph Lade), 1908-1962
    [ Book, Government publication : 1945 ]
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