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Authorised form of namePowell; Cecil Frank (1903 - 1969)
Dates1903 - 1969
NationalityBritish
Place of birthTonbridge, Kent, England
Date of birth05/12/1903
Place of deathNear Bellano, Lake Como, Italy
Date of death09/08/1969
Research fieldPhysics
ActivityMedals and prizes:
Nobel Prize (Physics) 1950
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1949
Age at election45
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Hughes Medal 1949; Royal Medal 1961
Lectures:
Bakerian 1957; Tercentenary 1960
SourcesSources:
DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 12/6/74, 111/2/86. Papers deposited in the Wills Memorial Library, University of Bristol
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1971 vol 17 pp 541-563, plate, by F C Frank and D H Perkins, with appendix by A M Tyndall
References:
R Singh and F Riess, 'The nobel laureate Sir Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman FRS and his contacts with the British Scientific community in a social and political context' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 47-64
P Harper, 'Preserving scientific archives: the work of NCUACS' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 227-232
Royal Society codeNA6049
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1949/18Powell, Cecil Frank: certificate of election to the Royal Society
HWT/24/2/2Correspondence and papers regarding Royal Society policy subsequent to the Russian invasion of CzechoslovakiaAugust 1968 - December 1969
EXP/11/1/1/206Halley Bay expedition, file 'IGY Finance Reports on Apparatus Purchased on IGY Grants'1958-1959
RR/42/73Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'The mobility of ions in pure gases' by Arthur Mannering Tyndall and Cecil Frank PowellJune 1930
RR/46/67Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Mobility of alkali ions in gases' by Cecil Frank Powell and Luang Brata[June 1932]
RR/44/114Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Mobility of positive alkali ions in argon, neon and helium' by Arthur Mannering Tyndall and Cecil Frank PowellDecember 1931
RR/63/49Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'The Royal Society expedition to Montserrat, B.W.I. Final report' by Cecil Frank PowellMarch 1937
RR/49/37Referee's report by Charles Drummond Ellis, on a paper 'Emission of metallic ions from oxide surfaces. II.—Mechanism of the emission' by Cecil Frank Powell and Luang Brata[March 1933]
RR/56/73Second referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Characteristics of the adsorption of indium and thallium atoms on tungsten oxide' by Cecil Frank Powell and R L Mercer[June 1935]
RR/56/71Referee's report by John Cunningham McLennan, on a paper 'Characteristics of the adsorption of indium and thallium atoms on tungsten oxide' by Cecil Frank Powell and R L Mercer[February 1935]
RR/56/72Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Characteristics of the adsorption of indium and thallium atoms on tungsten oxide' by Cecil Frank Powell and R L Mercer[February 1935]
RR/69/222Letter from Norman Feather, on a paper 'The scattering of 4.2 MeV protons by protons' by A N May and Cecil Frank Powell to J D Griffith Davie, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society10 October 1946
RR/68/250Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'Applications of photographic method to problems in nuclear physics. I (a) The determination of the energy of homogeneous groups of a-particles and protons (b) The determination of the energy of fast neutrons' by Cecil Frank Powell27 June 1942
RR/69/162Referee's report by Norman Feather, on a paper 'The scattering of 4·2 MeV protons by deuterium, helium and other light elements' by Walter Heinrich Heitler, A N May and Cecil Frank Powell9 July 1946
RR/69/134Referee's report by Norman Feather, on a paper 'The elastic scattering of 6.5 MeV deuterons by deuterium, helium and other light elements' by K M Guggenheimer, Walter Heinrich Heitler and Cecil Frank Powell11 July 1946
RR/68/251Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Applications of photographic method to problems in nuclear physics. I (a) The determination of the energy of homogeneous groups of a-particles and protons (b) The determination of the energy of fast neutrons' by Cecil Frank Powell[1942]
RR/68/274Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Applications of the photographic method to problems in nuclear physics. II. The scattering of 8.8 and 13 MeV neutrons by protons' by F C Champion and Cecil Frank Powell[1943]
RR/68/273Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'An investigation of the scattering of high-energy particles from the cyclotron by the photographic method, I. The experimental method' by James Chadwick, A N May, Thomas Gerald Pickavance and Cecil Frank Powell[1943]
RR/69/221Referee's report by Norman Feather, on a paper 'The scattering of 4.2 MeV protons by protons' by A N May and Cecil Frank Powell26 June 1946
RR/72/66Letter from Cecil Frank Powell, on a paper 'The transformation of the heavy nitrogen isotope into carbon and helium by bombardment with protons' by W Cochrane and A G Hester to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society11 July 1949
IM/003640Powell, Cecil Franknd
RR/44/113Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'The mobility of positive ions in helium. Part I. Helium ions' by Arthur Mannering Tyndall and Cecil Frank Powell1931
RR/72/67Referee's report by Cecil Frank Powell, on a paper 'The transformation of the heavy nitrogen isotope into carbon and helium by bombardment with protons' by W Cochrane and A G Hester1949
PB/1/33/2Correspondence concerning the Copley Medal of the Royal Society1956
MDA/C/20/8Correspondence on a Messel Research Fund grant to Cecil Frank Powell1938
RR/63/50Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'The Royal Society expedition to Montserrat, B.W.I. Final report' by Cecil Frank PowellMarch 1937
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