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Roderick William (Rod) Boswell AM FAA FTSE (born 1932 in Yackandanda[1]) is an Australian physicist. He is a Professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, in the Space Plasma, Power and Propulsion group of the Plasma Research Laboratory.[2] He invented a technology which become the basis for the development of a new type of rocket thruster, the Helicon Double Layer Thruster: the ongoing development of the Australian Plasma Thruster is supported by the European Space Agency.[citation needed]

After taking his B.Sc. at the University of Adelaide, he completed a Ph.D. at Flinders University.[1] His graduate studies were undertaken at Flinders University, in South Australia where, in 1969, he was instrumental in establishing the radical student newspaper "Empire Times" by purchasing and running, in the living room of his home, an offset press, thereby liberating the new newspaper from the censorious tendencies of commercial printers.[citation needed]

His honours and awards include:

References

  1. ^ a b Rod W. Boswell - The Story, people.physics.anu.edu.au
  2. ^ "To infinity and beyond: Progress of the Australian Plasma Thruster". School Seminar Program. Research School of Physics & Engineering, Australian National University. 20 September 2012.
  3. ^ Flinders University.[1] His graduate studies were undertaken at Flinders University, in South Australia where, in 1969, he was instrumental in establishing the radical student newspaper "Empire Times" by purchasing and running, in the living room of his home, an offset press, thereby liberating the new newspaper from the censorious tendencies of commercial printers.[citation needed]

    His honours and awards include:

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