Martin, Leslie Harold, (Sir) (1900-1983)

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Martin, L. H. (Leslie Harold) (1900-1983)
Martin, Leslie (1900-1983)
Martin, Leslie H. (1900-1983)
Martin, Leslie Harold, (CBE, Kt cr, FAA, FRS) (1900-1983)
Field of activity
Physicists; College teachers; Physicist
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Biographies

Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983), physicist, was born on 21 December 1900 at Footscray, Melbourne, only surviving child of Victorian-born parents Henry Richard Martin, railway worker, and his wife...

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Leslie Martin was Lecturer and Associate Professor in Natural Philosophy, and then Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne (1927-1959). Some of his many other posts include Commissioner of the Australian Atomic Energy Commission (1958-1968) and Professor of Physics at the Royal Military College of Duntroon (1967-1970). In 1971 the College established the Sir Leslie Martin Prize which has been awarded every year since then 1985, and from then at the Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) since 1986 to the present. The prize is awarded for 'distinguished performance by a First Year Officer Cadet in First Year Physics' from all streams, that is, all Physics, Engineering and Arts students who take Physics I. Martin was knighted in 1957 to honour his outstanding contributions to science.

  • Education - Bachelor of Science (BSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - Master of Science (MSc) completed at the University of Melbourne
  • Education - 1851 Exhibition Scholar at the University of Oxford
  • Career position - Rockefeller Fellow
  • Education - Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) completed at the University of Cambridge (Cavendish Laboratory), UK
  • Career position - Senior Lecturer in Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
  • Award - Syme Prize jointly received
  • Career position - Associate Professor of Natural Philosophy at the University of Melbourne
  • Award - John Smyth Memorial Medal received from the University of Melbourne
  • Award - R.M. Johnston Memorial Medal received from the Royal Society of Tasmania
  • Career position - Defence Scientific Adviser and Chairman of the Defence Research & Development Policy Committee
  • Career position - Professor of Physics at the University of Melbourne
  • Career position - President of the Institute of Physics, Australian branch
  • Award - Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)
  • Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)
  • Award - Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Award - Knight Bachelor (Kt cr)
  • Career position - Commissioner with the Australian Atomic Energy Commission
  • Career position - Chairman of the Australian Universities Commission
  • Career position - Dean of Military Studies and Professor of Physics at the Royal Military College, Duntroon in Canberra
  • Career position - Sir Leslie Martin Prize established at the Royal Military College

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Martin, Leslie Harold
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir Leslie Harold Martin (1900-1983) - Obituary
    Caro, D.E.
    Published: 1983
    Series: Australian Physicist, 20, May, 91-92
  3. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E.; Martin, R. L.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 7, 1, 97-107
  4. Martin, Leslie Harold
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  5. Leslie Harold Martin 1900-1983
    Caro, D. E. and Martin, R. L.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  6. Leslie Martin at Melbourne: profile of a physics department (1945-1959)
    Muirhead, Edmund
    Published: School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, 1998
  7. Martin, Sir Leslie Harold (1900-1983), Physicist
    Home, R. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2012
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 18, 134-6
  8. A History of Defence Science in Australia
    Wisdom, John
    Published: Defence Science and Technology Organisation, Melbourne, 1995
  9. "On the beach": Australia's nuclear history
    Sherratt, Tim
    Published: 1996
  10. Optical Instruments in Australia in the 1939-45 War: successes and lost opportunities
    Bolton, H. C.
    Published: 1990
    Series: Australian Physicist
  11. Ernest William Titterton 1916-1990
    Newton, J. O.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2, 167-187
  12. Ian William Wark 1899-1985
    Rees, A. L. G.
    Published: 1987
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 6, 4, 533-548
  13. Robert Gordon Menzies (1894-1978)
    White, F. W.G.
    Published: 1980
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 5, 1, 68-102
  14. Exhibition Papers
    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

Resources by Leslie Harold Martin (9)

  1. Leslie Martin interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Martin, Leslie Harold, Sir, 1900-1983
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Leslie Martin interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. Establishing the Martin Committee : a study of the setting-up of the Committee and its preliminary discussions / by Susan Louvain Davies
    Davies, Susan Louvain
    [ Thesis : 1981 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  3. The Martin Committee and the binary policy of higher education in Australia / Susan Davies
    Davies, Susan Louvain
    [ Thesis, Book, Microform : 1987-1989 ]
    At 37 libraries
    The Martin Committee and the binary policy of higher education in Australia / Susan Davies
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  4. A manual of vacuum practice / by L.H. Martin and R.D. Hill
    Martin, Leslie Harold, Sir, 1900-1983
    [ Book : 1947-1949 ]
    At 13 libraries
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  5. Report of the Australian Universities Commission
    Martin, Leslie Harold, Sir, 1900-1983
    [ Periodical, Government publication : 1958-1979 ]
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    Report of the Australian Universities Commission
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  6. Elementary experiments in physics / edited by N.C.B. Allen and L.H. Martin
    Allen, Natalie Constance Bowen
    [ Book : 1955 ]
    At 7 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,898.574)

  7. Exercises in experimental physics / ed. by N.C.B. Allen and L.H. Martin
    Allen, N. C. B. (Natalie Constance Bowen)
    [ Book : 1951 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 45,842.977)

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  8. Tertiary Education In Australia : Report To The Australian Universities Commission
    Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education in Australia
    [ Book : 1964-1965 ]
    At LaTrobe Uni Melb
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  9. Tertiary education in Australia / report of the Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education in Australia to the Australian Universities Commission
    Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education in Australia
    [ Book, Government publication, Article : 1964-1965 ]
    At 40 libraries
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Resources about Leslie Harold Martin (5)

  1. Leslie Martin interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
    Martin, Leslie Harold, Sir, 1900-1983
    [ Sound : 1972 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Leslie Martin interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Sir Leslie Martin, former emeritus professor of physics at Melbourne University, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Establishing the Martin Committee : a study of the setting-up of the Committee and its preliminary discussions / by Susan Louvain Davies
    Davies, Susan Louvain
    [ Thesis : 1981 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  4. Report of the Committee on the Future of Tertiary Education in Australia : statement in the House of Representatives
    Menzies, Robert, Sir, 1894-1978
    [ Book : 1965 ]
    At University of Sydney
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  5. Leslie Martin at Melbourne : profile of a physics department (1945-1959) / Ed Muirhead
    Muirhead, Ed, 1927-
    [ Book : 1998 ]
    At 7 libraries
    Leslie Martin at Melbourne : profile of a physics department (1945-1959) / Ed Muirhead
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  2. A manual of vacuum practice / by L.H.Martin ... and R.D.Hill
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  3. Elementary experiments in physics, ed. / by N.C.B. Allen and L.H. Martin. [Melb.], Dept. of Physics, University of Melbourne, [1955] x, 251 p.; diagrs.; 22 cm. (Errata slip inserted)
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  3. Leslie Harold Martin: 21 December 1900/ 1 February 1983. -Obituary. Includes bibliography of his publications-
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