Authorised form of nameBleaney; Brebis (1915 - 2006)
Dates1915 - 2006
Place of birthLondon, England
Date of birth06/06/1915
Place of deathOxford
Date of death04/11/2006
Regarded, with Zavoisky, as one of the founding fathers of EOPR, who independently invented this technique in the post-war years in Oxford.
Lecturer in Physics, Balliol College, Oxford 1947-50; Fellow and Lecturer in Physics, St John's College, Oxford 1947-57, Tutor 1950-57, Honorary Fellow 1968; Research Fellow, Harvard University and MIT 1949; University Demonstrator and Lecturer in Physics, Oxford University 1945-57, Dr Lee's Professor of Experimental Philosophy 1957-77 (Emeritus); FRS 1950; Leverhulme Emeritus Fellow 1980-82; Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford 1957-77, Senior Research Fellow 1977-82, Emeritus Fellow 1982-2006;
CBE 1965
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1950
Age at election34
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1955-1956
Medals and prizes:
Hughes Medal 1962
Grants and fellowships:
Warren Research Fellow, Royal Society 1977-80
RelationshipsMarried Betty Plumpton (1949): one son, one daughter
B Bleaney, 'Jubilees of Radio-Frequency Spectroscopy' in NR 1997 vol 51 pp 317-326
Brebis Bleaney, 'Centenary of the Zeeman Effect' in NR 1998 vol 52 pp 131-136
Brebis Bleaney, 'A Century of Physics in Oxford' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 333-343
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 1. Progress before 1940' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 317 - 322
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 2. Progress from 1945 to 1970' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 323 - 330
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 3. Progress from 1975 to 2001' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 331 - 344
Royal Society codeNA3669
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WS/6Bleaney, Brebis1950
IM/GA/WS/3878Bleaney, Brebis1950
HWT/33/2H W Thompson's personal correspondence as Foreign SecretaryJanuary - June 1966
RR/67/34Referee's report by John Frank Allen, on two papers 'The determination of the vapour-pressure curve of liquid helium below 1.6° K using a magnetic thermometer' and 'The effective susceptibility of a paramagnetic powder' by Brebis Bleaney and R A HullDecember 1940
RR/69/26Referee's report by John Turton Randall, on a paper 'The inversion spectrum of ammonia at centimetre wave-lengths' by Brebis Bleaney and R P Penrose1946
EC/1950/04Bleaney, Brebis: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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