Series 86 - Ted Ringwood papers

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Ted Ringwood papers


  • 1962 - 1994 (Creation)

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1.6 m (8 type 1 boxes)

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(1930 - 1993)

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Alfred Edward (Ted) Ringwood was born in Kew, Melbourne on 19 April 1930. He attended Hawthorn West State School, then Geelong Grammar School and Trinity College, and the University of Melbourne receiving the degrees of BSc (1st class Honours in Geology) in 1950, MSc with Honours in 1953, and PhD in 1956 . He then took up a Research Fellowship at Harvard University from 1957-1958. In November 1958 he was appointed to the Australian National University as Senior Research Fellow, Department of Geophysics, Research School of Physical Sciences; Professor, Department of Geophysics, Research School of Physical Sciences 1963; Professor of Geochemistry, Department of Geophysics and Geochemistry, Research School of Physical Sciences 1967-1972; Principal Investigator for Lunar Samples, NASA 1968-1985; Professor of Geochemistry, Research School of Earth Sciences 1972-1993; Andrew D. White Professor-at-large, Cornell University 1974-1980; Director, Research School of Earth Sciences 1978-1983. Ringwood died on 12 November 1993.

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Most of the papers relate to the Synroc project: correspondence, reports, and submissions 1978–90. There are also papers relating to the history of the Research School of Earth Sciences, the 1991 review of the Institute of Advanced Studies, and papers relating to Ringwood’s membership of the CRA Scientific Advisory Board 1981–1993.


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Access under a thirty-year rule, access may be restricted to commercial-in-confidence information. Researchers must sign an access agreement.

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Prepared by Maggie Shapley on 6 August 2007




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