Kerr, Frank John (1918-2000)

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Radiophysicist; Astronomer
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https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476188

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Frank Kerr started his career in the CSIR Radiophysics Laboratory. He later moved to the University of Maryland, USA. He still maintained his interest in southern hemisphere astronomy.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Physics completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Research Physicist at the CSIR (Council for Scientific and Industrial Research)/CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation) Division of Radiophysics
  • Education - Doctor of Science (DSc) received from the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - Senior Principal Research Officer at the CSIRO Division of Radiophysics
  • Career position - Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, USA
  • Career position - Professor at the University of Maryland, USA
  • Career position - Director of the astronomy program at the University of Maryland, USA
  • Career position - Director of the Division of Space Physics of the Universities' Space Research Association

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Kerr, Frank John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Kerr, Frank John
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  3. Frank John Kerr
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  4. Obituary: Dr Frank John Kerr
    Kerr, Valerie
    Published: 2000
    Series: The Age
  5. Obituary: Colin Stanley Gum
    Kerr, F. J.
    Published: 1960
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 23, 4, 115
  6. The early days of radio and radar astronomy in Australia in ed Cambridge; New York
    Kerr, F. J.
    Published: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York, 1984
    Series: The early years of radio astronom: reflections fifty years after Jansky’s discovery, 952125485X
  7. The history of early low frequency radio astronomy in Australia, 4: Kerr, Shain, Higgins and the Hornsby Valley Field Station near Sydney
    Orchiston, Wayne, Slee, Bruce, George, Martin and Wielebinski, Richard
    Published: 2015
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 18, 3, 285-311

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  1. Kerr, Penelope (-2011)
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  1. RE Will of ALFRED ALEXANDER KERR, late of
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 24 March 1950 [Issue No.54] p 849

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  1. BERRY—KERR.
    The Dubbo Liberal and Macquarie Advocate (NSW : 1894 - 1954) Saturday 11 April 1903 p 2 Article
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    Port Lincoln Times (SA : 1927 - 1954) Friday 20 July 1934 p 1 Article
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  2. Stars of the southern heavens rev. and enlarged by Harley Wood with a chapter on radio astronomy by F. J. Kerr
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