Authorised form of nameBurke; Philip George (1932 - 2019)
Dates1932 - 2019
Place of birthLondon, England, UK
Date of birth18/10/1932
Date of death04/06/2019
Research fieldMathematical physics; computational physics; theoretical physics
CBE 1993
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election16/03/1978
Age at election45
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1990-1992
General contextPhilip Burke made significant contributions to theoretical atomic and molecular physics, especially through his application of computers to physics. He was the first to make a detailed study of resonances in the close coupling equations of electron–atom collision theory, his predictions being later confirmed by experiment. He played a leading role in the developments in the theory of resonances in atomic and molecular processes. He made a pioneering investigation of spin polarisation effects in electron–atom collisions.
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Royal Society codeNA4503
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1978/05Burke, Philip George: certificate of election to the Royal Society1973
IM/000673Burke, Philip GeorgeJune 2001
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