David Blair (physicist)

David Blair (physicist)

David G. Blair (b. 1946) is an Australian physicist and professor of physics at the University of Western Australia and director of the Australian International Gravitational Research Centre. Blair works on methods for the detection of gravitational waves.[citation needed]

In 2005 - the World Year of Physics, he was awarded the Anzaas Medal. He is also involved in physics education though the Gravity Discovery Centre in Western Australia.[1]


Professor Blair is the co-author of Ripples on a Cosmic Sea: The Search for Gravitational Waves, and the editor of the book The Detection of Gravitational Waves.[citation needed] The major highlights in his career was of course receiving this award and he also coordinates new projects for the educational discovery centre and he’s developed a niobium wave gravity detector and in 1984 developed the first sapphire clock – a super precise timepiece designed for space. In 2005, the World Year of Physics, he was awarded the ANZAAS Medal. He is also involved in physics education though the Gravity Discovery Centre in Western Australia.


  1. ^ http://www.anzaas.org.au/central/medals_and_lectures/anzaasmedal.html

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