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Lawrence Ernest Lyons 1922–2010

John W. White

Historical Records of Australian Science 27(1) 47 - 58
Published: 16 May 2016


Lawrie Lyons was a person of vision with a will to initiate and follow-through. This characteristic was evident in his scientific agenda, in his academic and Christian actions and in the care that he had for his family. These strands are inextricably woven in the texture of his life, some of which I have known since I met him as tutor before entering Sydney University in 1954—but afterwards as his research student and as a friend and collaborator. It is from these perspectives that I write this biographical memoir.


© Australian Academy of Science 2016

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