n MNASSA : Monthly Notes of the Astronomical Society of South Africa - Roy Smith (1930 - 2013) : obituary

Volume 72, Issue 5_6
  • ISSN : 0024-8266



Roy Duchesne Fairbridge Smith was born on 26 April 1930 in Kraaipan, Mafikeng where he grew up on a farm. He matriculated from Pretoria Boys High School and started work as a scientific assistant at the CSIR's National Physical Laboratory (NPRL) in 1948. Here he was involved (amongst other things) in the development and maintenance of the National Measuring Standards (NMS) of Mass, Pressure and Length.

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