facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
Wiki

John Robert Philip (18 January 1927, Ballarat – 26 June 1999, Amsterdam) was an Australian soil physicist, internationally recognized for his contributions to the understanding of movement of water, energy and gases. While he never performed his own experimental work, he was recognised for his skills in mathematics that could be used to explain physical processes and solve real world problems.

His interests were not limited to Environmental mechanics and things mathematical, but included a keen interest in the arts. He was a published poet and a panelist on the Sulman Prize for Architecture. His poetry appears in anthologies edited by Judith Wright and in The Oxford Book of Australian Verse.

He was a recipient of a Scholarship for Scotch College, Melbourne, where he matriculated at age 13. He studied for his Bachelor of Civil Engineering, University of Melbourne (1943-1946).

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "John Philip."
Most Popular
1
Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M Kelly Ripa's penthouse sells for $20M
2
School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked School accused of using girl as rape bait; girl gets attacked
3
Apple iPhone 6 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 - Specs Comparison
4
Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison Man who raped pit bull puppy sentenced to five years in prison
5
40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike 40 Islamic State fighters killed in U.S. air strike
x
Feedback