Bolton, Herbert Cairns (1921-2000)
Chair of Theoretical Physics 1962-1986; Chairman of Department of Physics, 1978 and 1980; Associate Dean of Science; President of Australian Institute of Physics (Convenor of Institute's Examining Panel for Walter Boas Medal, 1984-86); President of Australian Gemmological Association.
Articles and addresses 1935-1986 0.18m
Writings including published and unpublished articles, addresses, letters to professional journals, and reports of meetings of professional associations. A small collection of mathematical problems and puzzles is also included.
Correspondence 1935-1986 1.22m
Alpha run of correspondence with colleagues and research students; includes published papers, seminar notices and other items. Separate groupings of correspondence relate to third Chair in Physics and Walter Boas Medal. Correspondence also reflects his private interests in history, genealogy and birdwatching.
Photographs and material collected for Physics department history 1960-1985 0.18m
Chiefly photographs taken, and collected by, departmental staff, 1961-1985. Collection includes both formal and informal photographs of staff and students, and photographs of equipment and departmental buildings under construction. Two small files contain departmental examination papers and lists of research articles and research students of department, 1964-1975.
Teaching papers 1953-1986 0.54m
Files chiefly related to subjects taught by Prof. Bolton in department of Physics, 1962-1986. Several files predate this period and appear to be notes for lectures given in the UK. Files include syllabi or course outlines, handwritten lecture notes, problem sets and exam papers.
Encyclopedia of Australian Science: Bolton, Herbert Cairns