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(in no particular order): Physicist, bureaucrat (ex), website designer, author (books on Macromedia Fireworks and Dreamweaver), fern botanist (type 'Ferns Canberra' into Google and you'll find my rather elderly fern website), photographer, astronomy teacher, classical music enthusiast (no formal music education but I am exploring string quartets and lieder - as a listener), record collector (78s and LPs), golfer of no evident talent, golf antiques collector, stock market dabbler, appreciater of single malt Scotch whiskies, and many other things I can't think of right now.


Canberra, Australia, but thinking of moving to the benign climate of Buderim, Queensland, Australia



Mathewson DS & Nicholls DC (1968) "The Local Spiral Arm magnetic field", Astrophysical Journal (Letters) 154, L11-17

Harrison AW, Llewellyn EJ & Nicholls DC (1970) "Night airglow hydroxyl rotational temperatures", Canadian Journal of Physics 48 (15) 1766-1768

Nicholls DC, Evans WFJ & Llewellyn EJ (1972) "Collisional relaxation and rotational intensity distributions in spectra of aeronomic interest", Journal of Quantitative Spectroscopy and Radiative Transfer 12 549-558

Nicholls DC & Stewart ICF (1974) "The location of meteorite impacts by seismic methods", Meteoritics 9 (3) 223-231

Wood FQ, Nicholls DC & Meek VL (1993) "The importance of 'seed' research funds in science and technology: an Australian case study", Australian Educational Researcher 20 (3) 83-100

Nicholls, David C, (2001) "Fractal Ferns", Pteridologist 3(6) 149-154

"Asbestos as an Environmental Hazard", Department of Science and Environment, 1979

"An Evaluation of the Bilateral Science & Technology Collaboration Program", Department of Industry, Technology & Commerce, 1993

"Playing with Fire. Tapping the Power of Macromedia Fireworks" Wiley, 2001. (with L. Rathgeber)

And if you've got this far, your tolerance of trivia is considerable!