Barrie Dawson [1925-1974]

By September 6th, 2018

Dr. Dawson graduated in chemistry from the University of Melbourne in 1945 and then took is PhD at Cambridge as a CSIRO senior student.

He joined CSIRO in 1950 and gained a high international reputation through his contributions to diffraction studies of atomic and molecular structure.

Dr. Dawson was also noted for his pioneer approach to structure analysis which provided a new insight into the chemical bond.

Honours and awards

1968 Research Medal from the Royal Society of Victoria


Adapted from a submission by to CoResearch, CSIRO’s staff newsletter (no. 179, April 1974), p. 4

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