Briggs, George Henry (1893-1987)

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George Briggs was Head of the Physics Section, CSIR National Standards Laboratories, Sydney 1939-1945 and then Chief of the Division of Physics, CSIR/O 1945-1958. His chief research interests were radioactivity, the precise measurement of certain physical constants and the construction of highly stable standards of electrical resistance.

Born Sydney, 23 March 1893. Died 24 July 1987. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1916, DSc 1937) and Cambridge (PhD 1926). Demonstrator and lecturer in physics, University of Sydney 1918-27, assistant professor of physics 1928-39, Officer-in-charge, Physics Section, National Standards Laboratory, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) 1939-45, Chief, Division of Physics, CSIR/O (Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization) 1945-58, Scientific Advisor to the Australian representative, Atomic Energy Commission, United Nations, New York 1946-47. President, Australian branch, Institute of Physics 1950-52. Proposed the formation of an independent Australian Institute of Physics and made an honorary fellow on its formation in 1962.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Briggs, George Henry
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Honorary Fellow: G.H. Briggs
    Published: 1964
    Series: Australian Physicist, 1, 6, 87
  3. Political Fallout: Australian Scientists and the Atomic Bomb
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1996
    Series: Australasian Science, Spring
  4. Briggs, George Henry
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
    Series: The Giant's Eye: the Optical Munitions Exhibition
  5. Briggs, George Henry
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  6. Papers of George H. Briggs
    Published: National Library of Australia, 2003
  7. Obituary: John Edward Thompson
    Briggs, G. H.; Burgmann, V. D.
    Published: 1955
    Series: Australian Journal of Science, 18, 1, 22
  8. "On the beach": Australia's nuclear history
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1996
  9. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  10. John Conrad Jaeger 1907-1979
    Paterson, M. S.
    Published: 1982
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 3, 64-88
  11. Ronald Gordon Giovanelli 1915-84
    Piddington, John Hobart
    Published: 1985
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 2, 223-236
  12. Exhibition Papers
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  13. The Giant's Eye: the Optical Munitions Exhibition
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  14. Australasian Science
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1997
  15. 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. George Henry Briggs interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Briggs, George Henry, 1893-1987
    [ Sound : 1979 ]
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  2. Papers of George H. Briggs
    Briggs, George Henry, 1893-1987
    [ Unpublished : 1868-1983 ]
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  3. The distribution of the active deposit of radium in helium and argon in an electric field / by G.H. Briggs
    Briggs, George Henry, 1893-1987
    [ Book : 1923 ]
    At State Library VIC
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    Briggs, George Henry, 1893-1987
    [ Sound : 1979 ]
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  2. Papers of George H. Briggs
    Briggs, George Henry, 1893-1987
    [ Unpublished : 1868-1983 ]
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  2. Briggs, Henry, (Sir) (1844-1919)
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  1. PUBLIC NOTICE. In the Insolvent Estate of Henry Stevens, otherwise known as George Briggs, of Sandy Creek, near Casino.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Monday 23 January 1888 [Issue No.65] p 634

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    ... PUBLIC NOTICE. In the Insolvent Estate of Henry Stevens, otherwise known as G-eorge Briggs, of ... 78 words
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  2. NOTICE of intended distribution of estate.—Any person having any claim upon the estate of the late GEORGE HENRY BRIGGS,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 9 October 1987 [Issue No.159] p 5792

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    ... died on 24th July, 1987, must send particulars to the executors. Perpetual Trustee Company Limited and ... New South Wales on 18th September, 1987.—Dated this 30th day of September, 1987. J. W. BUTTFIELD ... 130 words
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  3. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Henry Sparrow Briggs, of Cook's River, farmer.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 28 October 1884 [Issue No.547] p 7262

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    ... In the Supreme Court of Hew South Wales. (13,882) m INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Henry ... Sparrow Briggs, of Cook's River, farmer. NOTICE is hereby given, that an application 'will be made to His ... 123 words
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  1. MR. HENRY BRIGGS MANNERS.
    The Manning River Times and Advocate for the Northern Coast Districts of New South Wales (Taree, NSW : 1898 - 1954) Wednesday 12 November 1930 p 2 Article
    ... MR. HENRY BRIGGS MANNERS. Many friends in Taree and through out the district will hear with great ... regret of the death of Mr. Henry Briggs Manners, of Florence Street, Taree, which sad event occurred in ... 787 words
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  2. THE LATE SIR HENRY BRIGGS.
    The West Australian (Perth, WA : 1879 - 1954) Tuesday 10 June 1919 p 4 Article
    ... THE LATE SIR lENRY BRIGGS. The funeral of the late Sir Henry Briggs, President of the Legislative ... the late Sir Henry was formerly headmaster), ond Mr. E. S. Barker, representing the W.A Trustee ... 399 words
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  3. BRIGGS—BRYAN.
    Townsville Daily Bulletin (Qld. : 1907 - 1954) Saturday 29 July 1933 p 8 Article
    ... BRIGGS— BRYAN. Our Mackay corespondent writes: The wedding took place in St Paul's Presbyterian ... Church, Mackay, on 28th. June of James Briggs, Koumala, second son of Mr. and Mrs. James Briggs, of ... 191 words
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  1. Some determinations of alpha-ray omission velocities
    Briggs, George Henry
    [ Thesis : 1937 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  2. THE NIZAM : HIS HISTORY AND RELATIONS WITH BRITISH GOVERNMENT / 2 VOLS
    Briggs, Henry George
    [ Book : 1982 ]
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  3. The Pársís ; or, Modern Zerdusthians : a sketch
    Briggs, Henry George
    [ Book : 1852 ]
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  4. Logarithmicall arithmetike. Or Tables of logarithmes for absolute numbers from an unite to 100000 : as also for sines, tangentes and secantes for every minute of a quadrant: with a plaine description of their use in arithmetike, geometrie, geographie ...
    Briggs, Henry, 1561-1630
    [ Book : 1631 ]
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  3. Harry George Hawker MBE AFC Australian Pioneer Aviator - 1914
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    Harry left for England in 1911 together with Harry Busteed, Harry Kauper and Eric Harrison. He joined the Sopwith Aircraft Co in June 1912. In September 1912, Thomas Sopwith taught Harry how to fl...

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  1. David Briggs plays the Father Willis organ of St Georges Hall, Liverpool
    Briggs, David
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
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  2. Choral evensong from Truro Cathedral / directed by David Briggs; organ, Henry Doughty
    Briggs, David, 1962-
    [ Sound : 1990 ]
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  3. Mechanisation of the British Army 1919-1939 / R. H. Bright
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  4. Looking back at the 2020 summit
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  1. A view of Lord Howe Island discovered in His Maj's Brigg Supply on the 17th Feby 1788, Lieut Henry Lidgbird Ball, Commander. Latitude 31.36 South, Longitude 159.04 East of Greenwich
    Ball, Henry Lidgbird, d. 1818
    [ Map : 1788 ]
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  1. George Henry Briggs. -A founding father of modern physics in Australia-
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    [ Article : 1988 ]
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