The pattern of things was that each of the research students would be doing some particular experiment on the accelerator, often involving the building of counters or a system like that.
Being appointed Elder Professor meant very much taking over the shop, in that the professor in those days controlled all the moneys.
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|Birth:||5th September, 1926|
|Death:||25th December, 2004|
John Henry Carver was born in Homebush, New South Wales, Australia. He was an Australian physicist who worked in nuclear and atmospheric physics. He earned a first-class honors degree in physics in 1947 from the University of Sydney. He received his PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Cambridge. He returned to the Australian National University as a Research Fellow in the Department of Nuclear Physics. Eight years later, he won the position of Elder Chair of Physics at the University of Adelaide. In 1970, he was elected to the chair of the UN Scientific and Technical Sub-Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, and he held this position for the next 26 years. In 2000, he was awarded the UN's COSPAR Medal for this outstanding contribution. In 1978, he returned to the Australian National University as director of the Research School of Physical Sciences, a position he held until 1992. He was the author of book, entitled The Evolutionary Role of Atmospheric Ozone (with Alastair Joseph Blake).
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