Wilbur Norman Christiansen


Today if you visit the Google Australia Search Engine pages you will find a Google Doodle about the life and legacy of Wilbur Norman Christiansen. He was born in Melbourne Australia on the 9th of August 2007 and died on the 26th of April 2007.

Wilbur Norman Christiansen

Surprisingly searching Wikipedia for information about Wilbur Norman Christiansen there was not much about him and hopefully after the attention received from the Google Doodle, Wikipedia Authors will contribute more toward the page about Wilbur Norman Christiansen.

According to Wikipedia was a pioneer Australian radio astronomer. Wilbur Norman Christiansen built the first grating array for scanning the sun at the radio astronomy field station at Potts Hill, New South Wales. A later array at Badgerys Creek, New South Wales, the Chris Cross Telescope, was named after Wilbur Norman Christiansen. For many years, he was chairman of the electrical engineering department at the University of Sydney.

Wilbur Norman Christiansen Google Doodle

The Google Doodle portrays some of Wilbur Norman Christiansen work in a basic element, showing the stars and bursts from the sun, and Google is spelled in an array of light and gasses which gives the doodle an excellent ambience portraying the work of Wilbur Norman Christiansen and his legacy.