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Authorised form of nameWhiddington; Richard (1885 - 1970)
SurnameWhiddington
ForenamesRichard
Dates1885 - 1970
Dates and placesBirth:
25 November 1885
Death:
07 June 1970
ActivityEducation:
MA (Camb); DSc (Lond)
Career:
Fellow of St John's College, Cambridge; Major RAF; ex-University Lecturer at Cambridge; designer of wireless apparatus for Flying Corps, in which he did distinguished work
Honours:
CBE 1946
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
7/05/1925
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 7/1/74. Papers deposited in University Library, Leeds
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1971 vol 17 pp 741-756, plate, by N Feather
Royal Society codeNA6231
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1925/15Whiddington, Richard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/1/33/3/8Companion of Honour1965
RR/59/93Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The production of polarized X-rays' by W H George[December 1935]
RR/32/111Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The emissions of soft X-rays by different elements' by Owen Willans Richardson and F S ChalkinOctober 1925
RR/35/5Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On the emission of light hydrogen atoms' by R d'E Atkinson23 May 1927
RR/42/81Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Passage of slow ß-particles through matter—production of branches' by Evan James WilliamsMay 1930
RR/40/81Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'New results of the magnetic spectroscopy of X-ray electrons' by Harold Roper Robinson and C. L. YoungApril 1930
RR/41/85Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The photo-elastic dispersion of vitreous silica' by Louis Napoleon George Filon and F C HarrisNovember 1930
RR/66/212Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On the photo-ionization of molecules' by B D Nag Chowdhuri and K Basu[March 1939]
RR/47/101Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Dipole moments and molecular structure. Part III.—The oxychlorides of sulphur' by John William SmithJune 1932
RR/52/123Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Note on a new transition produced by electron impact in helium' by Richard Whiddington and H PriestleyMarch 1934
RR/59/78Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Cosmic ray measurements under thirty metres of clay' by D H Follett and J D Crawshaw[March 1936]
RR/56/51Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Investigations on the preliminary stages of spark formation in various gases by the use of the Wilson chamber' by U Nakaya and F Yamasaki[October 1935]
RR/57/53Second referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On chemical reaction in the electric discharge. I—The chemical effects of impulse discharges' by E J B Willey[1935]
RR/59/94Second referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The production of polarized X-rays' by W H George8 May 1936
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/66/265Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On the photon component of cosmic radiation and its absorption coefficient' by L Jánossy and B Rossi[December 1939]
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/60/67Referee's report by Charles Drummond Ellis, on a paper 'On the energy losses of electrons in molecular nitrogen' by J E Roberts, Richard Whiddington and E G WoodroofeMay 1936
RR/55/138Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Reflection of polarized X-rays by a diamond' by W H [Geape]10 December 1935
RR/57/76Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity of thin metallic films II— caesium and potassium on pyrex glass surfaces' by E T S Appleyard and Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell[November 1936]
RR/58/60Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity of thin metallic films I—Rubidium on pyrex glass surfaces' by A C B LovellJuly 1936
RR/59/60Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Ionization, excitation, and chemical reaction in uniform electric fields I - The Townsend coefficient of ionization' by K G Emeléus, R Winstanley Lunt and C A Meek[February 1936]
RR/66/264Letter from Richard Whiddington, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'On the photon component of cosmic radiation and its absorption coefficient' by L Jánossy and B Rossi7 December 1939
RR/62/91Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On Chemical reaction in the electric discharge II—The synthesis of nitric oxide' by E J B Willey[November 1936]
RR/66/122Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Band spectra of cathodo-luminescence' by S T Henderson[August 1939]
RR/65/170Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity of thin metallic films III— Alkali films with the properties of the normal metal' by Alfred Charles Bernard LovellFebruary 1938
RR/66/125Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on three papers 'The mobility of alkali ions in gases, I. The attachment of water molecules to alkali ions in gases' by R J Munson and Arthur Mannering Tyndall, 'The mobility of alkali ions in gases II. The attachment of inert gas atoms to alkali ions' by R J Munson and K Hoselitz, and 'The mobility of alkali ions in gases III. The mobility of alkali ions in water vapour' by R J Munson8 May 1939
RR/66/124Letter from Ronald Winckworth (for John David Griffith Davies), to Richard Whiddington, regarding two papers 'A quantitative study of pleochroic haloes. IV. New types of haloes' by George Hugh Henderson and F W Sparks, and 'A quantitative study of pleochroic haloes. V. The genesis of haloes' by George Hugh Henderson3 August 1939
RR/66/199Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Note on copper-cuprous oxide photocells' by Nevill Francis Mott April 1939]
RR/66/225Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Dielectric loss due to polar molecules in solid paraffin wax' by D R Pelmore[May 1939]
RR/67/395Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The soft x-ray spectroscopy of solids' by Herbert Wakefield Banks Skinner18 March 1940
RR/66/329Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Determination of the adiabatic piezo-optic coefficient of liquids' by Chandrasekhara Venkata Raman and K S Venkataraman[February 1939]
RR/67/401Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'Thermal ionization of strontium' by B N SrivastavaApril 1940
RR/67/304Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on three papers 'The mobility of positive ions in their own gas' by R J Munson and Arthur Mannering Tyndall, 'The mobility of alkali ions in gases. IV. Measurements in gaseous mixtures' by H G David and R J Munson and 'The mobility of alkali ions in gases. V. Temperature measurements in the inert gases' by K HoselitzOctober 1940
RR/67/308Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The soft X-ray spectroscopy of solids, II. Emission spectra from simple chemical compounds' by H M O'Bryan and Herbert Wakefield Banks SkinnerMay 1940
RR/46/113Referee's report by Charles Drummond Ellis, on a paper 'On the photographic action of slow electrons' by Richard Whiddington and J E Taylor[March 1932]
RR/37/145Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'The electrical conductivity of thin oil films. Part I.-General nature of the phenomenon' by Herbert Edmeston Watson and A S MenonSeptember 1928
PB/1/33/1/10Nobel Prize1948
IM/GA/WS/2314Whiddington, Richardnd
RR/34/87Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'A method of studying the behaviour of X-ray tubes' by R C Richards8 June 1926
RR/44/71Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on two papers 'Dipole moments and molecular structure. Part I.— A simple resonance method for the measurement of dielectric constants' and 'Dipole moments and molecular structure. Part II.—The trichlorides of the elements of group V' by John William SmithJanuary 1932
RR/57/54Referee's report by Richard Whiddington, on a paper 'On chemical reaction in the electric discharge. I—The chemical effects of impulse discharges' by E J B Willey[May 1935]
RR/66/50Letter from Richard Whiddington, regarding a paper 'The lamellar structure of potash-soda felspars' by S H Chao and W H Taylor3 November 1939
NLB/67/710Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent19 February 1925
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