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Certificate to Dr Louise W Davies for Transistor short course, 1953
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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.

Damian McDonald
June 2007
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.

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Description
Certificate awarded to Louise Walter Davies for completing the Transistor short course from the Pennsylvania State College Extension Services. It is printed on thick paper stock and is of the quarto paper size, the size commonly used in the USA still as opposed to the A4 size. The words 'The Pennsylvania State College' arch over the college's logo, and the words 'Extension Services' are printed either side of the logo. The certificate states that Louis Walter Davies has successfully completed a course of instruction in Transistor Short Course consisting of two weeks of laboratory and lectures awarded at the State College, Pennsylvania, June 19, 1953.

Made: 1953

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2007/146/3
Production date
1953
Height
177 mm
Width
227 mm

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Acquisition credit line
Gift of Gordon Davies, 2007
Subjects
+ Electronics
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{{cite web |url=http://from.ph/365084 |title=Certificate to Dr Louise W Davies for Transistor short course |author=Powerhouse Museum |accessdate=25 July 2014 |publisher=Powerhouse Museum, Australia}}


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