Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman) (1913-)

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Christiansen, W. N. (1913-)
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman, (FAA) (1913-2007)
Christiansen, Wilbur Norman (1913-)
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Electrical engineer
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Biographies

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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  1. Professor W.N. Christiansen FAA in interview with Professor R.W. Compton FAA / produced by Australian Academy of Science
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 1997 ]
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  2. W.N. 'Chris' Christiansen interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Entry for David Syme Research Prize, 1959 / by Wilbur Norman Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Book : 1959 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  4. [Papers in the field of radio astronomy] / [W.N. Christiansen]
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Thesis : 1953 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  5. Applications of the Wilson cloud-track method in atomic physics / by W.N. Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Thesis : 1935 ]
    At Uni of Melb Library
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  6. Radiotelescopes / by W.N. Christiansen & J.A. Högbom
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-2007
    [ Book : 1969-1985 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 27 libraries
    Radiotelescopes / by W.N. Christiansen & J.A. Högbom
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  7. Peking symposium 1964 : as Chinese scientists see the world / by W. N. Christiansen
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At National Library
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  1. [Biographical cuttings on Prof. W. N. Christiansen, awarded the honarary degree of Doctor of Science by the University of Sydney, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Professor W.N. Christiansen FAA in interview with Professor R.W. Compton FAA / produced by Australian Academy of Science
    Australian Academy of Science
    [ Video : 1997 ]
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  3. W.N. 'Chris' Christiansen interviewed by Ragbir Bhathal for the Australian astronomers oral history project
    Christiansen, W. N. (Wilbur Norman), 1913-
    [ Sound : 1995 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 155,755.422)

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    Western Mail (Perth, WA : 1885 - 1954) Thursday 2 December 1920 p 19 Family Notices
    ... .I.F., second son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Baty, of Chatswood, N.S.W., to Idarene Lillian Oates, only daughter of ... Hospital (after a short ill-ness), the Rev. W. Christiansen, B.A., of the North Perth Congregational Church ... 2783 words
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    Chronicle (Adelaide, SA : 1895 - 1954) Thursday 26 March 1936 p 25 Family Notices
    ... Mrs. W. A. Branch, of Ade laide, to Wilbur R.. eldest son of Mrs. and the late Mr. H. S. Davey. of ... 17th March, at Cessnock, N.S.W., mother of the late Mrs. J. Y. Thomson, of Military road, Semaphore ... 8709 words
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    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 2 December 1920 p 1 Family Notices
    ... . Malvern, r CHRISTIANSEN. — On tiio 80tli Xovember. at Verfh. nfter a short illness, the Rev, W. Christlan ... ''ur home wm very liappy r.rior. > n»»jn w« .were all together; . ' : 'c;'„pb. how different it lias ... 5616 words
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  3. Wilbur Norman Christiansen: died 26 April 2007, elected to Fellowship 1959 [Obituary]
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Thursday 27 June 1918 [Issue No.80 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 2891

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    ... E. ...' O'Snttlvan !>cTd* \'. Koi>i:;()n Jaincs l<. ... Frhip Nornun E. J. Oracle Eric W. Triton ... „ 80 „ 80 80 ;; Ml i» AO , 60 M ■-• W • AO » I • 60 60 titt . n 00 *» M. ad. per 4*y, 5* *c f 6s. M ... 259293 words
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    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 July 1957 [Issue No.77] p 2180

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    ... , c.o. W. J. Andrews, The Springs Stn., Broken Hill Dunn,,Arthur, Wattle Flat, Rose wood Roberts S. T ... Easterman Mary Catherine, Rose neath, Watson's Creek Ross Norman Cecil, McDonaghs, c.o. Post Office, Carroll ... 1556 words
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