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Aston, Ronald Leslie (1901 - 1969)

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Physicist and Civil engineer
Born: 23 July 1901  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.  Died: 7 September 1969  Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Ronald Leslie Aston taught civil engineering at the University of Sydney 1930-66, he was appointed associate professor in 1956. Earlier he had been physicist on the Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey 1929-30 and had tutored at the University of Melbourne 1928-29.

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Born Sydney, 23 July 1901. Died Sydney, 7 September 1969. Educated Universities of Sydney (BSc 1921, BE 1923) and Cambridge (MSc 1925, PhD 1955). Tutor in mathematics and physics, Trinity College, University of Melbourne 1926-29, physicist, Imperial Geophysical Experimental Survey 1929-30; lecturer in surveying and civil engineering, University of Sydney 1930-55; senior lecturer 1955-56; associate professor 1956-66. Founder, Association of Professional Engineers, Australia 1946; president, Royal Society of New South Wales 1948-49. Commemorated by the R.I. Aston prize for the most successful student in fourth-year surveying.
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Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 15 September 2004

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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