John Douglas Cockcroft

John Douglas Cockcroft

Todmorden, Metropolitan Borough of Calderdale, West Yorkshire, England
Death 18 Sep 1967 (aged 70)
Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Burial Cambridge, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
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Memorial ID 5935484 · View Source
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Scientist. Nobel Prize Winner (Physics, 1951). Taught by Sir Horace Lamb, later a colleague of Peter Kapitsa and Lord Rutherford in the Cavendish Laboratories. A member of the Tizard Mission to the Us in 1940 and contributed ot the Manhattan Project. Member of UK Atomic Energy Authority 1954-1959. He was made a CBE in 1944, knighted in 1948, and was created Knight Commander of the Bath in 1953.

Bio by: David Conway

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Douglas Cockcroft
O.M K.C.B C.B.E Sc.D F.R.S
First Master of
Churchill College
27th May 1897
18th Sept 1967
Whose love was his strength



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