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Authorised form of nameDevons; Samuel (1914 - 2006)
SurnameDevons
ForenamesSamuel
Dates1914 - 2006
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Bangor, Gwynedd, Wales (30 September 1914)
Death:
6 December 2006
ActivityEducation:
Won scholarship to Hanley High School; North Manchester Grammar School, from where he was the first pupil to win a Cambridge scholarship to Trinity College
Career:
First Degree 1935, Ph.D in 1939; most time spent in Cavendish laboratories , where his mentor was Ernest Rutherford. Served as a senior scientific officer to the Air Ministry, Ministry of Aircraft Production and ministry of Supply.; UK-USA liaison officer posted to Massachusetts Institute of Technology radiation laboratory. Returned to Cambridge (1946) as university lecturer and Fellow and Director of Studies at Trinity College. Most of his time spent on linear accelerator in the Cavendish. Appointed Professor of Physics at Imperial College 91950); Langworthy Professor of Physics and director of the physical laboratories (19550; sabbatical at Columbia University, New York (1959) and accepted a professorship there (1960). Chairman of Columbia's physics department (1963-1967) and director of physics laboratory at Columbia's Barnard College.
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
17/03/1955
Lectures:
Rutherford Memorial 1989
Royal Society codeNA4422
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/001144Devons, Samuelnd
EC/1955/04Devons, Samuel: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/001145Devons, Samuelnd
MS/853Reminiscences of William Kay, recorded by Samuel Devons1957
RR/66/39Memoranda, on a paper 'Resonance phenomena in the disintegration of fluorine by protons' by William Ernest Burcham and Samuel Devons4 October 1939
RR/66/68Memoranda, on a paper 'The scattering of a-particles in helium' by Samuel Devons8 July 1939
RR/66/69Referee's report by an unnamed referee, on a paper 'Resonance phenomena in the scattering of a-particles by some light nuclei' by Samuel Devons[May 1939]
RR/72/91Letter from Herbert Wakefield Banks, on two papers 'The angular distribution of Y-radiation from light nuclei. Parts I and II' by Samuel Devons and M G N Hine to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society5 May 1949
RR/72/93Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on two papers 'The angular distribution of Y-radiation from light nuclei. Parts I and II' by Samuel Devons and M G N Hine 1949
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