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Authorised form of nameLaby; Thomas Howell (1880 - 1946)
SurnameLaby
ForenamesThomas Howell
Dates1880 - 1946
NationalityAustralian
Dates and placesBirth:
Creswick, Victoria, Australia (03 May 1880)
Death:
Melbourne, Australia (21 June 1946)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Education:
University of Sydney; University of Cambridge. ScD (1921, Cambridge)
Career:
Published with Sir Douglas Mawson (FRS 1923) first Australian research results on radioactivity (1904); Professor of Physics, Victoria University College, New Zealand (1909-1915); Professor of Natural Philosophy (1915-1944) and Dean of the Faculty of Science, University of Melbourne, Australia
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/05/1931
RelationshipsSon of T J Laby of Creswick, Victoria, Australia; married (1914) Beatrice Littlejohn; two daughters
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; AuDB; AE
Obituaries:
Obituary Notices of Fellows of the Royal Society 1945-1948 vol 5 pp 733-755, plate, by D K Picken
References:
Robin J H Clark and Michael J Kelly, 'New Zealand, New Zealanders and the Royal Society' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 263-281
R W Home, 'The Royal Society and the Empire: the colonial and Commonwealth Fellowship. Part 2. After 1847' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 47-84
N N Greenwood and J A Spink, 'An antipodean laboratory of remarkable distinction' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 85-105
D Ambrose 'A History of Kaye and Laby' in NR 2006 vol 60 pp 49-59
Royal Society codeNA6157
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
NLB/35/227Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Howell Laby, Emmanuel College, Cambridge2 May 1907
NLB/39/276Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Thomas] H [Howell] Laby19 December 1908
NLB/35/773Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Howell Laby, 27 Chesterton Road, Cambridge16 July 1907
NLB/35/175Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Howell Laby, Emmanuel College, Cambridge27 April 1907
NLB/35/270Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Howell Laby, Emmanuel College, Cambridge8 May 1907
NLB/40/107Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Homas] H [Howell] Laby, Emmanuel College, CambridgeApril 1909
NLB/36/426Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Dr Thomas Howell Laby29 October 1907
NLB/37/791Copy letter from Joseph Larmor to Mr Laby13 May 1908
NLB/38/418Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Thomas Howell Laby, [Fellow of the Royal Society]31 July 1908
NLB/37/637Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] M [Mitchinson] Hicks, Fellow of the Royal Society23 April 1908
NLB/37/647Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor J [Joseph] Larmor, Fellow of the Royal Society, Secretary of the Royal Society24 April 1908
NLB/37/689Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor W [William] M [Mitchinson] Hicks, Fellow of the Royal Society, Chairman of the Physics & Chemistry Sectional Committee1 May 1908
NLB/39/225Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Dr T [Thomas] H [Howell] Laby14 December 1908
RR/38/86Referee's report by Ezer Griffiths, on a paper 'The thermal and the electrical conductivity of a copper crystal at various temperatures' by W G Kannuluik and Thomas Howell LabyAugust 1928
RR/17/308Referee's report by William Mitchenson Hicks, on a paper 'The condensation of certain organic vapours' by Thomas Howell LabyApril 1908
RR/22/59Referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'The thermal conductivity of air' by E O Hercus and Thomas Howell LabyJune 1915
RR/35/134Referee's report by Richard Tetley Glazebrook, on a paper 'The mechanical equivalent of heat' by Thomas Howell Laby and E O HercusMarch 1927
RR/35/133Referee's report by Hugh Longbourne Callendar, on a paper 'The mechanical equivalent of heat' by Thomas Howell Laby and E O HercusFebruary 1927
RR/39/70Referee's report by William Henry Bragg, on a paper 'Quantitative analysis by X-ray spectroscopy' by C E Eddy and Thomas Howell Laby[January 1930]
RR/43/21Referee's report by Harold Roper Robinson, on a paper 'The sensitivity of atomic analysis by X-rays' by C E Eddy and Thomas Howell Laby15 January 1932
RR/43/86Referee's report by William Lawrence Bragg, on a paper 'The reflection and diffraction of X-rays' by Thomas Howall Laby and R T W Bingham1931
RR/50/29Referee's report by Ezer Griffiths, on a paper 'The thermal conductivity of air' by Thomas Howell LabyOctober 1933
RR/51/26Referee's report by Harold Roper Robinson, on a paper 'Auger effect in argon' by Leslie Harold Martin, J C Bower and Thomas Howell Laby26 October 1934
RR/66/142Referee's report by Edward Victor Appleton, on a paper 'Wave form, energy and reflexion by the ionosphere, of atmospherics' by Thomas Howell Laby, J J McNeill, F G Nicholls and A F B Nickson[1939]
RR/68/84Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'The electronic charge' by V D Hopper and Thomas Howell Laby[March 1941]
NLB/71/992Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the [Right Honourable, Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS7 January 1929
RR/19/76Referee's report by Ernest Rutherford, Baron Rutherford of Nelson, on a paper 'The observation by means of a string electrometer of fluctuations in the ionisation produced by ?-rays' by Thomas Howell Laby and P W Burbidge[February 1912]
RR/39/69Referee's report by Owen Willans Richardson, on a paper 'Analysis by X-ray spectroscopy' by C E Eddy, Thomas Howell Laby and A H Turner[1929]
EC/1931/13Laby, Thomas Howell: certificate of election to the Royal Society
NLB/40/308Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison to Professor E [Ernest] Rutherford FRS 24 May 1909
RR/51/27Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'Auger effect in argon' by Leslie Harold Martin, J C Bower and Thomas Howell Laby[October 1934]
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