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Authorised form of nameCochran; William (1922 - 2003)
SurnameCochran
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1922 - 2003
Dates and placesBirth:
30 July 1922
Death:
28 August 2003
ActivityResearch field:
Physics
Education:
Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh; Edinburgh University
Career:
Chemistry department, University of Edinburgh; Cambridge University (1948-1964); sabattical year with Bert Brockhouse at Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd (1958-1959); appointed Professor of Physics, Edinburgh University (1964); appointed head of department of Physics, Edinburgh University (1975); Vice-Principal, Edinburgh University (1984-1987); honorary fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; awarded Guthrie Medal by Institute of Physics; awarded Potts Medal of the Franklin Institute
Fellowships:
FRSE
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
15/03/1962
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1978
SourcesObituaries:
The Times (10 October 2003)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 67-85, plate, by Michael Wolfson FRS
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/34838793
Royal Society codeNA3974
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WRS/9604Cochran, Williamnd
RR/69/20Letter from David Brunt, on a paper '[The crystal structure of sucrose sodium bromide dihydrate]' by C A Beevers and William Cochran to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton14 October 1946
EC/1962/04Cochran, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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