Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden) (1902-1988)

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Huxley, Leonard, (Sir) (1902-1988)
Huxley, Leonard George Holden, (FAA) (1902-1988)
Huxley, Leonard George Holden, (Sir) (1902-1988)
Huxley, Leonard George Holden (1902-1988)
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Physicist; vice-chancellor; Vice-chancellor
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Biographies

Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley (1902-1988), physicist and vice-chancellor, was born on 29 May 1902 at Dulwich, London, eldest son of George Hambrough (or Hamborough) Huxley, and his wife Lilian Sarah,...

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Leonard Huxley was Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949-1960 and Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University 1960-1967. His interests were in electromagnetic wave propagation and electron and ion motion in gases. He made fundamental contributions to the theory of electrical conduction in lightly ionized gases which he developed to interpret both ionospheric phenomena and laboratory electron '"swarm" experiments to examine the collective behaviour of electrons in gases under the influence of electric and magnetic fields.

Born London, England, 29 May 1902. Died London, 4 September 1988. KBE 1964. Educated Universities of Tasmania (MA 1925) and Oxford (DPhil 1928). Rhodes Scholar for Tasmania 1923. Physicist, Radio Research Board, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 1929-31; Lecturer in Physics, University College, Leicester 1932-40; Principal Scientific Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production, UK 1940-46; Reader in Electromagnetism, University of Birmingham 1946-49; Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949-60; Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University 1960-67; Visiting Fellow, Australian National University 1968-70. Chairman, National Standards Commission 1952; Chairman, Radio Research Board 1958-62; Member of the Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 1960. Fellow, Australian Academy of Science 1954; President, Australian Branch, Institute of Physics 1954-55, 1962; President, Australian Institute of Physics 1962-65.

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One of Sir Leonard Huxley's favourite authors was Francis Bacon, and a quotation from Thomas Sprat's The History of the Royal Society, referring to Bacon's defence of the acquisition of knowledge for...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  • (Corporate Body) Australian Academy of Science (1954 - )

    <p>Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (FAA)</p>

  • (Corporate Body) Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Commonwealth of Australia (1949 - )

    <p>Member of the Executive, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation 1960</p>

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Huxley, Leonard George Holden
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley, 1902-1988
    Lovell, Bernard
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. Gorilla Warfare in Melbourne: Halford, Huxley and 'Man's Place in Nature'
    Butcher, Barry W.
    Published: Cambridge University Press, Sydney, 1988
    Series: Australian Science in the Making, 153-169
  4. Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-198
    Crompton, R. W.
    Published: 1991
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 8, 4, 249-264
  5. Huxley, Leonard George Holden - Ms 102
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 1994
    Series: Listing of Adolph Basser Library holdings
  6. Huxley, Leonard George Holden
    Published: Australian Science Archives Project, 1995
    Series: Physics in Australia to 1945
  7. Sir Leonard George Holden Huxley
    Ward, C.
    Published: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), 2011
    Series: CSIROpedia
  8. Leonard George Holden Huxley 1902-1988
    Cropmton, R. W.
    Published: Australian Academy of Science, 2006
    Series: Australian Academy of Science Biographical Memoirs
  9. Radio Research Australia, 1927-39
    White, F. W. G. and Huxley, L. G. H.
    Published: 1975
    Series: Records of the Australian Academy of Science, 3, 1, 7-29
  10. Patrick Alfred Pierce Moran 1917-1988
    Heyde, C. C.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 1, 17-30
  11. Edward George Bowen 1911-1991
    Brown, R. Hanbury; Minnett, Harry C; White, Fredrick W. G.
    Published: 1992
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 9, 2, 151-166
  12. Adolph Basser Library Manuscript Collection
    Smith, Ailie
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2012

Resources by L. G. H. Huxley (14)

  1. Leonard Huxley interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1971 ]
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  2. Leonard Huxley interviewed by Professor Robert Crompton
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
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  3. Leonard Huxley interviewed by W.S. Cockburn in the Mark Oliphant biography collection
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
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  4. Early Sparta / by G. L. Huxley
    Huxley, George Leonard,
    [ Book : 1962-1970 ]
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  5. A survey of the principles & practice of wave guides : [Bibliog.]
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Book : 1947 ]
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  6. The early Ionians / by G. L. Huxley
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Book : 1966-1972 ]
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  7. Papers
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Unpublished : 1900 ]
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  8. The diffusion and drift of electrons in gases / [by] L. G. H. Huxley [and] R. W. Crompton
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Book : 1974 ]
    At 19 libraries
    The diffusion and drift of electrons in gases / [by] L. G. H. Huxley [and] R. W. Crompton
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  9. A survey of the principles & practice of wave guides
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Book : 1947 ]
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  10. Report of the Radio Frequency Allocation Review Committee
    Radio Frequency Allocation Review Committee (Australia)
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  1. Leonard Huxley interviewed by Mel Pratt for the Mel Pratt collection
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1971 ]
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  2. Leonard Huxley interviewed by Professor Robert Crompton
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1988 ]
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  3. Leonard Huxley interviewed by W.S. Cockburn in the Mark Oliphant biography collection
    Huxley, L. G. H. (Leonard George Holden), 1902-1988
    [ Sound : 1980 ]
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  4. First meeting of the Council of the National Library held at Parliament House, Canberra, October 1960
    [ Photograph : 1960 ]
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