Authorised form of nameMcCrea; Sir; William Hunter (1904 - 1999); astronomer
Dates1904 - 1999
Place of birthDublin, Ireland
Date of birth13/12/1904
Date of death25/04/1999
Research fieldAstronomy
Kt 1985
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1952
Age at election47
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1954-1955
Biographical Memoirs 2007, Volume 53, pp 223- 236 by Leon Mestel FRS and Bernard E J Pagel FRS
W Hayes, 'Physics as well as poetry. Physicists of Ireland, edited by M McCartney and A Whitaker' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 245-246
Royal Society codeNA261
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
PB/8/10/4Correspondence with scientific colleagues, with recollections and information on Evan James Williams's work and personality.1945-1946
PB/9/1/101/10Royal Society correspondence1969
PB/4/9/2/9'Towed charge as A/U weapon'7 March 1945
PB/3/1/3/4/3Correspondence with FG Major1954
PB/1/33/1/6Nobel Prize1948
IM/GA/WRS/9063McCrea, William Hunternd
PB/3/1/3/3/27Correspondence with WH McCrea following Blackett's 1947 paper on magnetismAugust 1947
HWT/33/13H W Thompson's personal correspondence as Foreign SecretaryJuly - September 1971
PB/2/5/2/2Correspondence and notes by others1956-1957
IM/GA/WS/4349McCrea, William Hunternd
EC/1952/13McCrea, Sir William Hunter: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/8/75/2/3Correspondence re current developments in British Astronomy.1967
PB/9/1/101/3Royal Society correspondence1960-1961
TG/1/2/7Letter from Thomas Gold to Professor William Hunter McCrea, Royal Holloway College, Eaglefield Green, Surrey 1 July 1964
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
RR/50/53Referee's report by George Neville Watson, on a paper 'Boundary conditions for the wave equation' by William Hunter McCrea and R A Newing14 April 1933
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