Certificate, awarded to Louise Walter Davies for completing the transistor short course, paper, printed by The Pennsylvania State College Extension Services, Centre County, Pennsylvania, United States of America, 1953
Transistors were invented in 1949 by Walter Brattain, John Bardeen and William Shockley at Bell Laboritories and have become the fundamental component of modern electronics.
In 1953 Dr Louis Davies, a scientist at the CSIRO Division of Radio Physics, attended a course held at the Pennsylvania College. Dr Davies then returned to Australia and with Dr Brian Cooper ran a course of ten lectures. This was the first course on transistor electronics held in Australia. This is the certificate of completeion for the course that Dr Davies attended in Pennsylvania.
Brian Cooper went on to build the first transistor radio in Australia which is now in the Powerhouse Museum's collection.
Produced by the Pennsylvania State College in 1953.
This certificate was awarded to Louise Walter Davies, who went on to give the first lectures in Australia on the transistor.