Leonard Huxley (physicist)
Huxley was born in London, the eldest son of George Hamborough and Lilian Huxley. He was a second-cousin once removed of Thomas Huxley. His family migrated from England to Australia in 1905 when he was three, and settled in Tasmania, where Huxley showed great academic and sporting promise. He won a Rhodes Scholarship to New College, Oxford while in his second year at the University of Tasmania and obtained a D.Phil from Oxford in 1928.
Huxley was Physicist, Radio Research Board, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research 1929 to 1931; Lecturer in Physics, University College, Leicester 1932 to 1940; Principal Scientific Officer, Ministry of Aircraft Production, UK 1940 to 1946; Reader in Electromagnetism, University of Birmingham 1946 to 1949; Professor of Physics, University of Adelaide 1949 to 1960; Vice-Chancellor, Australian National University 1960 to 1967.
Huxley died in London at the age of 86.
- Rosanne Walker. "Huxley, Leonard George Holden - Biographical entry". Encyclopedia of Australian Science. Retrieved 22 May 2012.
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