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Authorised form of nameAllibone; Thomas Edward (1903 - 2003); physicist
Dates1903 - 2003
Place of birthSheffield
Date of birth11/11/1903
Place of deathHolyport, Berkshire
Date of death09/09/2003
Research fieldPhysics and engineering
ActivityEducation:
Central School, Sheffield; Linley (Metropolitan Vickers) Scholar at Sheffield University, BSc and PhD; PhD at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge - Wollaston Scholarship, working at the Cavendish Laboratory with Sir Ernest Rutherford (1926-1930)
Career:
Metropolitan Vickers Research Scholar, Sheffield University; Head, High Voltage Laboratory, Metropolitan-Vickers Electrical Company (1930-1946); Tube Alloys project, worked, as a member of the British Mission on Atomic Energy, on the Manhattan Project to develop the atom bomb at Berkeley, California and at Oak Ridge, Tennessee (1944-1946); Director, Research Laboratory, Associated Electrical Industries, Aldermaston, Berkshire (1946-1963); Royal Society Faraday Lecturer (1946, 1956); Royal Institution Christmas Lectures (1959); Chief Scientist, Central Electricity Generating Board (1963-1970); Royal Society Rutherford Memorial Lecturer (1964, 1973); External Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Leeds University (1967-1978); Visiting Professor, City University (1971-2003); Robert Kitchin (Saddlers) Research Professor, City University (1983-2003); Frank Poynton Professor, City University (1984-2003)
Memberships:
FInstP; Honorary Fellow, Institute of Electrical Engineers; Fellow, American Institute of Electrical Engineers
Initiated a Freemason in Sheffield 9 March 1927, passed 8 June 1927 and raised 9 November 1927, University Lodge No 3911 Sheffield
Honours:
CBE 1960
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election18/03/1948
Age at election44
Royal Society activityLectures:
Rutherford Memorial 1963
RelationshipsSon of Henry J and Eliza Allibone; married (1931) Dorothy Boulden (d 2001)
SourcesObituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2008 Vol 54, pp 3-30
The Independent (11 September 2003 and 17 September 2003); The Guardian (15 September 2003); The Times (16 September 2003); The Telegraph (22 October 2003)
References:
T E Allibone, 'Philately and the Royal Society II' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 107-119
'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons'. 2010. Library and Museum of Freemasonry.
Royal Society codeNA4654
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
GLB/18/27Brown to T E Allibone12 October 1966
GLB/18/26Copy of a letter from T E Allibone to Members of the Royal Society Club11 October 1966
GLB/25/14'The Club of the Royal College of Physicians, The Smeatonian Society of Civil Engineers and their relationship to the Royal Society Club' by T E AlliboneSeptember 1967
IM/GA/WS/3058Allibone, Thomas Edwardnd
IM/004527Allibone, Thomas Edwardcirca 1960
PIF/A/33Personal information file: Thomas Edward Allibone1948-2003
ST/1Allibone Stamp Collection1990
RR/41/101Referee's report by Arthur John Allmand, on a paper 'The chemical effects of cathode rays. Part I. -The decomposition of ammonia' by G R Gedye and Thomas Edward AlliboneOctober 1930
RR/65/8Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'The development of the spark discharge II' by Thomas Edward Allibone and J M MeekSeptember 1938
RR/65/7Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'The development of the spark discharge' by Thomas Edward Allibone and J M MeekFebruary 1938
RR/72/224Referee's report by Thomas Edward Allibone, on a paper 'Constitution and mechanism of the selenium rectifier photocell' by J S Preston 1949
RR/72/222Letter from Thomas Edward Allibone, on a paper 'Constitution and mechanism of the selenium rectifier photocell' by J S Preston to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society24 February 1950
RR/72/223Letter from Thomas Edward Allibone, on a paper 'Constitution and mechanism of the selenium rectifier photocell' by J S Preston to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society31 March 1950
EC/1948/01Allibone, Thomas Edward: certificate of election to the Royal Society
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