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Biographical entry Hamilton, Philip Alexander (Pip) (1942 - )

Born
26 March 1942
Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Astrophysicist and University Administrator

Summary

Pip Hamilton is an astrophysicist who specialised in low-frequency radioastronomy to study interstellar gas, particularly in relation to pulsars. He had significant involvement in designing radio telescopes at the University of Tasmania and control systems for telescopes including that at Parkes. He has been Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Tasmania and Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Deakin University.

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1961
Education - BSc, University of Tasmania
1965 - 1972
Career position - Lecturer in physics, University of Tasmania
1972 - 1976
Career position - Senior Lecturer in physics, University of Tasmania
1976 - 1989
Career position - Reader in physics, University of Tasmania
1982 - 1991
Career position - Head, Department of Physics, University of Tasmania
1989 - 1992
Career position - Professor of Experimental Physics, University of Tasmania
1989 - 1995
Career position - Member, Steering Committee, Australia Telescope National Facility
1990 - 1997
Career position - Member, Pro Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committee, Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee
1992
Award - National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA) Group Achievement Award for Southern Hemisphere Very Long Baseline Interferometry
1992 - 1994
Career position - Chair, Steering Committee, Australia Telescope National Facility
1992 - 1997
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), University of Tasmania
1995
Career position - Chair, Pro Vice-Chancellors (Research) Committee, Australian Vice-Chancellor's Committee
1997 - 2001
Career position - Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research), Deakin University
2002 - 2006
Career position - Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research), Deakin University
2006 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, Deakin University
2006
Award - Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for service to tertiary education, to research in the fields of radioastronomy and astronomy, to a range of scientific organisations, and to the community
2006
Life event - Retired
2007
Award - DSc honoris causa, Deakin University

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Journal Articles

  • George, Martin, Orchiston, Wayne and Wielebinski, Richard, 'The history of early low frequency radio astronomy in Australia, 7: Philip Hamilton, Raymond Haynes and the University of Tasmania's Penna Field Station near Hobart', Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage, 20 (1) (2017), 95-111. Details

See also

Helen Cohn