Reference numberPB/1/17
TitleNobel Prize
DescriptionBlackett was awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 1948 for his development of the Wilson cloud chamber method and for his discoveries in the field of nuclear physics and of cosmic radiation.

Photocopy of cable notifying award of Prize.

Photocopy of Blackett's correspondence with Vice Chancellors of Manchester University requesting permision for leave of absece to journey to Stockholm to accept award.

Cable of congratulation on Nobel Prize sent from Princeton from Uhlenbeck, Einstein, Yukawa, Pais, von Laue, Placzek, Oppenheimer, Beblen.

Letter of congratulation from CTR Wilson, 7 November 1948. Blackett replied: 'I was so delighted to get your letter of congratulation. All my work has depended on your invention of the cloud chamber; i feel very happy to have been able to carry on and develop still further this powerful method'

See A.45-54 for messages of congratulation sent to Blackett on the occasion of the Nobel Prize from Friends and colleagues all over the world.
Access statusOpen
Fellows associated with this archive
NA5195Stopford; John Sebastian Bach (1888 - 1961); Baron Stopford of Fallowfield1888 - 1961
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