Authorised form of nameMoon; Philip Burton (1907 - 1994)
Dates1907 - 1994
Place of birthLewisham, England
Date of birth17/05/1907
Date of death09/10/1994
Leyton County High School; Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge (graduated 1928)
Research, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, under Mark Oliphant (FRS 1937); Assistant Lecturer, Imperial College, London (1931), Lecturer (1934); Lecturer, Department of Physics, University of Birmingham (1938); seconded to the British Scientific Central Office, Washington DC (1942); worked on Manhattan Project, Los Alamos (1943); worked on the 'Tube Alloys' project (World War II); Reader (1943), Professor (1946), University of Birmingham; Poynting Professor of Physics (1950-1974); Head, Department of Physics (to 1970); Dean of the Faculty of Science and Engineering (1969-1972)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election20/03/1947
Age at election39
Royal Society activityMedals and prizes:
Hughes 1991
Rutherford 1975
NCUACS 69/7/97. Papers deposited in the Library, University of Birmingham
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1996 vol 42 pp 247-264, plate, by W E Burcham and G R Isaak
'Address of the President, Sir Michael Atiyah, Given at the Anniversary Meeting on 29 November 1991' in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 155-169
Royal Society codeNA6262
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/GA/WS/2919Moon, Philip Burtonnd
PB/1/33/1/6Nobel Prize1948
RR/54/60Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Neutrons of thermal energies' by Philip Burton Moon and J R TillmanNovember 1935
RR/70/113Letter from Philip Burton Moon, on a paper 'On the theory of electrical fluctuations' by R Fürth to the Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society27 July 1947
RR/67/151Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'Experiments with a velocity-spectrometer for slow neutrons' by G E F Fertel, D F Gibbs, Philip Burton Moon, George Paget Thomson and C E Wynn-WilliamsApril 1940
IM/003151Moon, Philip Burtonnd
EC/1947/19Moon, Philip Burton: certificate of election to the Royal Society
RR/71/109Letter from Philip Burton Moon, to David Christie Martin, regarding two papers 'On the theory of electrical fluctuations' by R Fürth and 'On the theory of electrical fluctuations' by David Keith Chalmers Macdonald30 April 1948
RR/70/114Referee's report by Philip Burton Moon, on a paper 'On the theory of electrical fluctuations' by R Fürth 24 July 1947
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