Obscurity to fame for Professor Thomas Parnell, MA: The physicist, his pitch, and a prize

Mainstone, John (2011) Obscurity to fame for Professor Thomas Parnell, MA: The physicist, his pitch, and a prize. Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics, 5 2: 139-142.

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Author Mainstone, John
Title Obscurity to fame for Professor Thomas Parnell, MA: The physicist, his pitch, and a prize
Journal name Crossroads: An interdisciplinary journal for the study of history, philosophy, religion and classics
ISSN 1833-878X
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 5
Issue 2
Start page 139
End page 142
Total pages 3
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Crossroads
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
The young physicist Thomas Parnell left the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, and St. John’s College, for Australia in 1904, firmly convinced that he would soon return to a fellowship at his alma mater. That did not happen. He founded the Department of Physics at The University of Queensland, but still the Cambridge fellowship eluded him. In 2005, however, fifty-seven years after his demise in 1948, he was to receive a great ovation from an audience of more than a thousand people in Cambridge—not his Cambridge, but the one which is home to Harvard University—for his having initiated in 1927 the now-famous UQ Physics pitch drop experiment.
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Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Print ISSN: 1833-878X. Special Issue: "UQ Centenary Special Issue". Published under "In Short".

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