Jim Graham, a former research scientist with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Organization (CSIRO) in Perth, Australia, died on May 9, 2001, following a lengthy battle with lymphoma. He was born on October 13, 1929 in Cottesloe, Western Australia, obtained his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics at the University of Western Australia and his Ph.D. at Birmingham University in England. His Ph.D. subject was devoted to the structure of alloys.

Although a physicist by training, Jim gradually evolved into a mineralogist. After graduation in 1956, he joined the CSIRO Division of Industrial Chemistry in Melbourne, working in the Cements...

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