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Authorised form of nameMartyn; David Forbes (1906 - 1970); Physicist
SurnameMartyn
ForenamesDavid Forbes
Dates1906 - 1970
Dates and placesBirth:
Cambuslang, near Glasgow, Scotland (27 June 1906)
Death:
Camden, New South Wales, Australia (05 March 1970)
ActivityResearch Field:
Ionospheric physics
Education:
Allan Glen's School, Glasgow; London University. BSc; PhD; DSc
Career:
One of the first Research officers, Radio Research Board of Australia (1930); joined Council for Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR); sent to Britain to study development of radar; seconded to the Department of the Army, Australia as Director of Operational Research for the fighting services (for 2 years); Principal Research Officer, CSIR (1944); Chief Scientist, Radio Research Board (1949); Officer-in-Charge, CSIRO Upper Atmosphere Section (1958); President, Radio Astronomy Commission (1948-1954) and President, Ionosphere Commission (1954-1960), both with the International Scientific Radio Union; died of a gunshot wound
Memberships:
Australian Academy of Science (Foundation Fellow)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/03/1950
RelationshipsMarried (1944) Margot Adams
SourcesSources:
DSB; AE
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1971 vol 17 pp 497-510, plate, by H S W Massey
Royal Society codeNA2389
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1950/16Martyn, David Forbes: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/003000Martyn, David Forbesnd
RR/54/38Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The temperatures and constituents of the upper atmosphere' by David Forbes Martyn and O O PulleyDecember 1935
RR/58/78Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The polarization of radio echoes' by David Forbes Martyn, J H Piddington and G H MunroOctober 1936
RR/69/218Referee's report by Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere - I. Solar tides in the F2 region' by David Forbes Martyn1946
RR/69/219Referee's report by Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere. II. Lunar tidal variations in the F region near the magnetic equator' by David Forbes Martyn1946
RR/66/11Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The association of meteorological changes with variations of ionization in the F2 region of the ionosphere' by J Bannon, A J Higgs, David Forbes Martyn and G H Munro[June 1939]
RR/70/170Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'Solar radiation in the radio spectrum - I. Radiation from the quiet sun' by David Forbes Martyn1947
RR/71/190Referee's report by Harrie Stewart Wilson Massey, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere IV. Studies of the solar tide, and the location of the regions producing the diurnal magnetic variations' by David Forbes Martyn[1948]
RR/70/171Letter from Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere. III. Lunar tidal variations at Canberra' by David Forbes Martyn to David Christie Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal SocietyJanuary 1947
RR/70/172Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Atmospheric tides in the ionosphere. III. Lunar tidal variations at Canberra' by David Forbes Martyn 1947
RR/51/28Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'The characteristics of downcoming radio waves' by David Forbes Martyn and A L Green[October 1934]
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