|Title||Letter from Frits Zernike to W Watsons and Sons|
|Description||Proposes to visit London to see CR Burch's results and to address the Royal Astronomical Society. Zernike has been experimenting with a 'phase contrast' microscope eyepiece. He requests advice on English patents and manufacturers and encloses a translation of a German patent specification (now catalogued as MM/18/47).|
It was for his work on the phase constant microscope that Zernike received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1953.
With accompanying note on the letter's provenance from Harold Horace Hopkins.
|Administrative history||Given by Harold Horace Hopkins, 1979. The letter came into Hopkins's possession from the firm of W Watson and Sons, microscope makers.|
Fellows associated with this archive
|NA6596||Burch; Cecil Reginald (1901 - 1983)||1901 - 1983|
|NA752||Zernike; Frits (1888 - 1966)||1888 - 1966|