Christiansen, Wilbur Norman, (FAA) (1913-)

Also known as
Christiansen, W. N. (1913-)
Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman) (1913-)
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman, (FAA) (1913-2007)
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman (1913-)
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Electrical engineer
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Chris Christiansen was Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1960-1978, and published in the fields of radioastronomy and radiotelescope design.

Born Melbourne, 9 August 1913. Educated University of Melbourne (BSc 1934, MSc 1935, DSc 1953). Physicist, Commonwealth X-ray and Radium Laboratory 1935-37; research engineer, Amalgamated Wireless (Australasia) Ltd 1937-48; senior research officer to senior principal research officer, Division of Radiophysics, CSIRO 1948-60; professor and head, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Sydney 1960-78; visiting Fellow, Mt Stromlo Observatory 1979-83. Syme Prize 1959; Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1959; P.N. Russell Medal, Institution of Engineers Australia 1970. President, Astronomical Society of Australia 1975-79; president, International Union of Radio Science 1978-81.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Christiansen, Wilbur Norman (Chris)
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Always an eye on the stars - Chris Christiansen 1913-2007
    Macey, R.
    Published: 2007
    Series: The Sydney Morning Herald
  3. Wilbur Norman (Chris) Christiansen [1913-2007]
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  4. Christiansen, Wilbur Norman
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Interview with Professor Chris Christiansen
    Crompton, Bob
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2002
    Series: Interviews with Australian scientists
  6. 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
  7. Biographical Memoirs [Joseph Lade Pawsey, including publications]
    Christiansen, W. N.; Mills, B.Y.
    Published: 1964
    Series: Australian Physicist, 1, 9, 137-141
  8. The first decade of radio astronomy in Australia
    Christiansen, W. N.
    Published: 1984
    Series: The early years of radio astronom: reflections fifty years after Jansky’s discovery, 113-132
  9. History and Propaganda in Astronomy
    Christiansen, W.N.
    Published: 1989
    Series: Proceedings of the Astronomical Society of Australia, 8, 1, 96-101
  10. The first decade of solar radio astronomy in Australia
    Christiansen, W. N.
    Published: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1984
    Series: The early years of radio astronomy: reflections fifty years after Jansky’s discovery, 113-31
  11. The contribution of the Georges Heights experimental radar antenna to Australian radio astronomy
    Orchiston, Wayne and Wendt, Harry
    Published: 2017
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 20, 3, 313-40
  12. W. N. Christiansen and the Development of the Solar Grating Array
    Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce
    Published: 2008
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 11, 3, 173-84
  13. Chris Christiansen and the Criss Cross
    Orchiston, Wayne and Matthewson, Don
    Published: 2009
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 12, 1, 11-32
  14. W. N. Christiansen and the Initial Australian Investigation of the 21cm Hydrogen Line
    Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce
    Published: 2008
    Series: Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 11, 3, 185-93
  15. Wilbur Norman Christiansen 1913-2007
    Frater, R. H. and Goss, W. M.
    Published: 2011
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 22, 215-28
  16. An overview of W.N. Christiansen's contribution to Australian radio astronomy, 1948-1960
    Wendt, Harry, Orchiston, Wayne and Slee, Bruce
    Published: Springer, New York, 2011
    Series: Highlighting the history of astronomy in the Asia-Pacific Region: proceedings of the ICOA-6 conference. Astrophysics and space science proceedings, 547-87
  17. Four pillars of radio astronomy: Mills, Christiansen, Wild and Bracewell
    Frater, Robert H., Goss, Miller and Wendt, Harry
    Published: Springer International Publishing, Cham, Switzerland, 2017
  18. Australian Astronomers: Achievements at the Frontiers of Astronomy
    Bhathal, Ragbir
    Published: National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1996
  19. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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