Catalogue Number: 615
Collection of papers relating to Dr George Smith (1941-2008)
Sub-Category: Collection of papers (People) incl CVs
Time Period: 21st C
Description Of Item: A collection of papers relating to Dr George Smith including: (1) Print of the announcement of his retirement on December 31 2003 in Clin Exp Optom 2004; 87:44. (2) George Smith's curriculum vitae dated 28 May 2008. (3) George Smith's letter dated January 2008, being his farewell to friends and colleagues. (4) The funeral service booklet Dated Feb 7 2008. (5) Reprints of his papers jointly authored with David Atchison. (6) Newspaper clipping from the Age 3 Apr 2008 of George Smith's obituary written by David Atchison (Professor of optometry at QUT and former PhD student of George Smith) and Katherine Smith (Daughter). (7) Reprint of his obituary Clin Exp Optom 2008;91:324-326
Historical Significance: Dr George Smith (1941-2008) taught optics in the Department of Optometry and Vision Sciences in the University of Melbourne from 1975 until his retirement on December 31 2003. He taught a very high standard of optics since his PhD training had been with Professor Hopkins at Reading University. He also supervised a number of PhD students who subsequently pursued successful academic careers making use of their expertise in optics, most notable among them being Professor David Atchison. He was a productive researcher, especially in collaboration with others, and as a result canvassed a wide range of optical research problems in both applied optics and visual optics. He published two books jointly with David Atchison.
How Acquired: Donated by David Atchison, Barry Cole and others
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 1