Reference numberEC/1972/12
Previous numbersCert XIX, 49
TitleFarley, Francis James Macdonald: certificate of election to the Royal Society
DescriptionCitation typed
CitationDistinguished for his measurement with great accuracy of the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon which has led to a marked extension toward short distances and high momentum transfers of the verified range of validity of quantum electrodynamics. For this purpose he has developed ingenious methods for the storage of muons in a magnetic field. He has made important contributions also to the accurate determination of other properties of the muon, to the study of cosmic rays, nuclear reactions and cloud formation and to the development of fast counting methods. His work on the velocity of gamma rays emitted in the decay of pi [to] infinity mesons has led to an accurate verification of the second postulate of special relativity for source velocities near the velocity of light while a by-product of his work on the storage of muons has led to the establishment of the relativistic time dilation effect (so called clock paradox) for accelerated systems.
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Farley, Francis James Macdonald: certificate of election to the Royal Society

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NA4402Farley; Francis James Macdonald (1920 - 2018)1920 - 2018
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