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School of Physics (1945 - )

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Function: Academic Department
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

The Department of Natural Philosophy was established at the University of Melbourne in 1882. On the recommendation of the British Institute of Physics, the name of the department was changed to the School of Physics in 1945.

URL: The home page for this entity is located at http://www.ph.unimelb.edu.au/
Alternative Names:
  • Department of Physics (Parallel)


Radio Research lab closed - this is related to Laby's later grievances.


Government provides 40,000 to add extra two storeys to Physics building


Physics moves from the 1888 building to the new Physics and Related Sciences buildings in the north east corner of the grounds

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 1882 - 1944 Department of Natural Philosophy
       1945 - School of Physics

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Carolyn Rasmussen & Rachel Tropea
Created: 22 August 2001
Modified: 8 April 2002

Published by Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre on AustehcWeb, October 2001
Comments, questions, corrections and additions: http://www.esrc.unimelb.edu.au/about/inquiries.html#comment
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Updated: 16 November 2009

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