Reference numberEC/1938/14
Previous numbersCert XIV, 259; A06348
TitleSchonland, Sir Basil Ferdinand Jamieson: certificate of election to the Royal Society
Citation1851 Exhibitioner, 1928; Carnegie Travelling Fellow, 1934. Secretary, Royal Society of South Africa, 1929-34. Chairman, Lightning Research Committee, S.A. Institute of Electrical Engineers, since 1932. President of Section A, S.A. Association for the Advancement of Science, 1935. 20 published papers, including 13 in Proc. R Soc (A) since 1922. His researches have been concerned with the passage of B particles and of cathode rays through matter; the electrical nature and polarity of thunderstorms; the relations between cosmic rays and thunderstorms; the intensity of cosmic variation; the nature of lightning and the spark discharge; the nature of atmospherics. He is directing a team of 12 research workers (including 7 University lecturers) in Capetown, Durban, Johannesburg and Pretoria, engaged in investigations on the nature of atmospherics and lightning. Author of monograph on "Atmospheric Electricity", Methuen 1932
ProposersH Spencer Jones; C V Boys; F W Dyson; Rutherford; C T R Wilson; E V Appleton; J Chadwick; C D Ellis; George C Simpson; G P Thomson; R Stoneley; S Chapman; J C Smuts; R Whiddington; E N da C Andrade
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