Authorised form of namePryce; Maurice Henry Lecorney (1913 - 2003)
Dates1913 - 2003
Place of birthCroydon, Surrey
Date of birth24/01/1913
Place of deathVancouver, British Columbia
Date of death24/07/2003
Research fieldPhysics
Royal Grammar School, Guildford; Trinity College, Cambridge (1930-1935)
Commonwealth Fund Fellow, Princeton University (1935-1937); Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge (1937-1939, 1945-1946); Faculty Assistant Lecturer, Cambridge University (1937-1939); University Lecturer in Mathematics, Cambridge University (1945-1946); Reader in Theoretical Physics, Liverpool University (1939-1945); worked on radar with Admiralty Signal Establishment (1941) and on Joint Atomic Energy Project, Montreal (1944); Wykeham Professor of Physics, Oxford University, included a sabbatical as Visiting Professor at Princeton (1946-1954); appointed part time head of the theoretical physics division of the the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell (1950); Henry Overton Wills Professor of Physics, Bristol University (1954-1964); Professor of Physics, University of Southern California (1964-1968); Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of British Columbia (1968-1978)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election15/03/1951
Age at election38
RelationshipsSon of William Pryce, Mathematics Lecturer at University of Wales, Cardiff and Patents Examiner; married 1. (1939) Margarete Born (marriage dissolved 1959) 2. Freda Kinsey (d 1989)
The Independent (29 August 2003); The Times (08 September 2003)
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 2005 vol 51 pp 355-366, plate, by Sir Roger Elliott FRS and J H Sanders
G V R Born, FRS, 'The wide-ranging family history of Max Born' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 219-262
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
Royal Society codeNA4676
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1951/18Pryce, Maurice Henry Lecorney: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/65/219Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The electromagnetic energy of a point charge' by Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce1938
RR/60/52Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the new field theory' by Maurice Henry Lecorney PryceMarch 1936
RR/60/53Referee's report by Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac, on a paper 'On the new field theory II-Quantum theory of field and charges' by Maurice Henry Lecorney PryceNovember 1936
RR/71/245Referee's report by Homi Jehangir Bhabha, on a paper 'The mass-centre in the restricted theory of relativity and its connexion with the quantum theory of elementary particles' by Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce1948
RR/72/163Referee's report by Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce, on a paper on a paper 'Theoretical studies in nuclear structure I. Enumeration and classification of the states arising from the filling of the nuclear d-shell' by H A Jahn 28 December 1949
IM/GA/WS/4378Pryce, Maurice Henry Lecorneynd
MS/836Radar Calculation by M H L Pryce20th Century
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