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100 years of cosmic rays - an Australian perspective: Part 2, Tasmania


Humble, J and Duldig, M, 100 years of cosmic rays - an Australian perspective: Part 2, Tasmania, Australian Physics, Australian Institute of Physics, Australia, 50, 6, pp. 195-199. (2013) [Magazine Article]

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Part 1 of this paper covered cosmic ray research in Australia up to the 1940s. After World War 2 ended research in the field resumed at the University of Melbourne, under the leadership of Professor L Martin and Dr H Rathgeber, and at the University of Tasmania under Professor A L (Lester) McAulay and Dr A G (Geoff) Fenton. Both groups studied what became known as cosmic ray modulation. Their initially separate aims coalesced into a program based in Hobart which mainly sought to study modulation in the heliosphere. Later, other long-running cosmic ray programs were established at the Universities of Sydney and Adelaide.

Item Details

Item Type:Magazine Article
Keywords:cosmic rays, history, Australian perspective
Research Division:Physical Sciences
Research Group:Astronomical sciences
Research Field:High energy astrophysics and galactic cosmic rays
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the physical sciences
UTAS Author:Humble, J (Dr John Humble)
UTAS Author:Duldig, M (Dr Marc Duldig)
ID Code:111983
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Mathematics and Physics
Deposited On:2016-10-18
Last Modified:2016-10-24

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