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Reference numberEC/1961/05
Previous numbersCert XVII, 5
LevelItem
TitleButler, Clifford Charles: certificate of election to the Royal Society
Date16 March 1961
DescriptionCertificate of Election
CitationDistinguished for his study of the unstable elementary particles of nature. With Rochester, in 1947 in Manchester, he discovered both neutral and charged V-particles. He then arranged the move in 1949 of the magnet and cloud chamber to the Pic-du-Midi laboratory and has since directed the team running it. Butler's group discovered the cascade decay hyperon in 1951, and were the first to identify the two types of neutral V-particles: the lamda [to the power of] 0 - hyperon decaying into a proton and meson, and the theta [to the power of] 0 -meson decaying into two pi-mesons.
ProposersFrom Personal Knowledge: Proposer - P M S Blackett; Seconder - C F Powell; H S W Massey; H Jones; R P linstead; S Devons; N F Mott; G P Thomson; P B Moon; D Gabor
From General Knowledge: M H L Pryce; O R Frisch
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
CodeNameDates
NA3235Butler; Sir; Clifford Charles (1922 - 1999)1922 - 1999
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