Hercus, Eric Oswald (1891-1962)

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Hercus, Eric Oswald
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Physicist; Academics - Physics
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Eric Oswald Hercus (1891-1962), physicist, was born on 23 June 1891 at Dunedin, New Zealand, third son of Scottish-born parents George Robertson Hercus, accountant, and his wife Elizabeth, née Elder....

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Eric Hercus was a senior lecturer in Natural Philosophy, University of Melbourne 1919-1931, and an associate professor 1931-1956. He was interested in the measurement of heat.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Otago, New Zealand
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at Victoria College in Wellington, New Zealand
  • Education - Studied (Doctor of Philosophy?) at the University of Cambridge, UK
  • Career position - Lieutenant with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
  • Education - Studied (Doctor of Philosophy?) at the University of Cambridge
  • Career position - Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne

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Eric Hercus was born in 1891 in Dunedin, New Zealand and educated at Otago Boys' High School, Otago University and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served as Lieutenant in the R.N.V.R., staff of Vice-Admiral, Dover Patrol from 1916 to 1918. Hercus joined the Department of Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne in 1922 and was appointed Associate Professor of Physics in 1931. For the duration of the Second World war he served as a member of Optical Munitions Panel for the Ministy of Munitions. Hercus published several books and papers, notably as a co-author with T.H. Laby on thermal conductivity.

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  • (Corporate Body) The University of Melbourne (1853 - )

    <p>Eric Hercus held multiple positions at The University of Melbourne including Senior Lecturer in Natural Philosophy (1919 - 1931) and Associate Professor (1931 - 1956).</p>

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  1. Hercus, Eric Oswald
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Hercus, Eric Oswarld (1891-1962), Physicist
    Home, R. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1996
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 14, 439-440
  3. Hercus, Eric Oswald
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
    Series: The Giant's Eye: the Optical Munitions Exhibition
  4. Hercus, Eric Oswald
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  6. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  7. The Giant's Eye: the Optical Munitions Exhibition
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  8. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. DID LIGHTNING CAUSE FIRE ? Expert Evidence BROTHERS ON CHARGE OF INCENDIARISM
    The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954) Thursday 21 July 1932 p 22 Article
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  2. 413th CASUALTY LIST. NEW SOUTH WALES. KILLED.
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  1. Examination No. 3935. FOR APPOINTMENT AS CLERICAL ASSISTANT AND ASSISTANT (MALE), GRADE 1, MELBOURNE. Held on 2nd August, 1952.
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 23 October 1952 [Issue No.72] p 4193

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    ... . * Johnston, John. *Hercus, Vernon William. *Gribbin, Terence Ellis. "Williams, Maxwell Henry. *Storey, John ... Thomas. *Baker, Gilbert Maxwell. *Wilson, Robert. •Chambers, Kyrle Sydney Kelvin. Wliitfield, Eric ... 382 words
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  2. Elements of thermodynamics. / [Melb.], M.U.P., [1947] 55p
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