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SYDNEY UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING-THE FIRST 50 YEARS- J P V MADSEN

(Prepared by R. W. Madsen 27th May 2017)

J P V Madsen on the Union steps at Sydney University This history of JPVM’s activities in Australian science & engineering covers the period 1900-1956 during which applications of electricity, X-ray analysis, standardised measurements for production, radio propagation, radar & radio astronomy, nuclear physics & digital computers made tremendous progress in part due to major advances in fundamental research & also the heightened activity due to two world wars. Central to these activities largely carried out at Sydney University, was the Electrical Engineering Department & the CSIRO National Standards Laboratory/ Radiophysics Laboratory (now The Madsen Building) in the University grounds.

Madsen’s roles encompassed the positions of Lecturer, Assistant Professor, Professor & Emeritus Professor from 1909 up to 1956 when he finally retired as Chairman of the Radio Research Board which he founded in 1927. Until 1946 Madsen was the first and only Professor of Electrical Engineering in any Australian University.

1900-1911

1912-1918

1920-1938

1939-1945

1946-1956

J P V Madsen Policies for emerging circumstances in Australian Engineering & Physics.(1900-1969.)

Brief Notes on JPVM and various Nobel Prize Winners.

 
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