Alexander, Elizabeth (1908-1959)

Field of activity
Geologist; Radio astronomer
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Elizabeth Alexander was a geologist and radio astronomer who worked in radar in the Royal New Zealand Air Force during World War II. She identified the 'Norfolk Island Effect', the phenomenon of a great increase in signal noise just before dawn.

  • Education - B. Sc. in Geology from Newnham College, Cambridge, with first class honours
  • Education - Ph.D. in Geology from Newnham College, Cambridge
  • Life event - Emigrated to New Zealand with children to avoid conflict in Malaya
  • Career position - Head of the Operations Research Section of the Radio Development Laboratory, Wellington Operations Research Section of the Radio Development Laboratory

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Alexander, Elizabeth
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Dr Elizabeth Alexander: first female radio astronomer
    Orchiston, W.
    Published: Springer, Dordrecht, 2005
    Series: The new astronomy: opening the electromagnetic window and expand ing our view of planet earth. A meeting to honor Woody Sullivan on his 60th birthday, 71-92

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