Authorised form of nameLovell; Sir; Alfred Charles Bernard (1913 - 2012)
Dates1913 - 2012
Place of birthOldland Common, Gloucestershire, England
Date of birth31/08/1913
Place of deathEngland
Date of death06/08/2012
OBE 1946; Kt 1961
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election17/03/1955
Age at election41
Royal Society activityRoyal Society roles:
Council: 1963-1965
Medals and prizes:
Royal Medal 1960
Tercentenary 1960; Rutherford Memorial 1984
Sir Bernard Lovell, 'The Blackett-Eckersley-Lovell Correspondence of World War II and the Origin of Jodrell Bank' in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 119-131
Sir Francis Graham-Smith, 'Seeing Through the Clouds', review of Bernard Lovell, Echoes of War: the Story of H2S Radar in NR 1993 vol 47 pp 159-160
R Hanbury Brown, review of Bernard Lovell, Astronomer By Chance in NR 1992 vol 46 pp 200-202
B Lovell, 'The cavity magnetron in World War II: was the secrecy justified?' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 283 - 294
Royal Society codeNA7992
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
IM/002813Lovell, Sir Alfred Charles Bernardnd
PB/2/5/1/2Blackett's correspondence with Max Born and Erwin Freundlich re content and publication of their papers with other colleagues in the field re the red shift.c.1953-1954
PB/8/6/7Papers and talks on science and society by others, collected by Blackett, many annotated by him.c.1943-1945
PB/9/1/101/7Royal Society correspondence1968
PB/9/1/119Correspondence with FP Thompson and others1973
PB/4/1/4Correspondence, mainly with Sir John Cockcroft, on personnel for teams for coastal defence radar chainsJuly-September 1939
IM/GA/WS/4864Lovell, Sir Alfred Charles Bernardnd
PB/1/25Correspondence re portraits of Blackett commissioned by Manchester University and Imperial College1963-1967
PB/1/33/3/4Companion of Honour1965
PB/9/1/101/15Royal Society correspondence1973
EXP/11/1/1/253Halley Bay expedition file, B, 'IGY/RSAE Leader's orders 1957', leaders orders to Dalgliesh and Smart of the Royal Society Antarctic Expeditions1955-1957
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/66/147Memoranda, on a paper 'Shower production by penetrating cosmic rays' by Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell19 June 1939
RR/67/33Memorandum by J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'Radio echoes and cosmic ray showers' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett and Alfred Charles Bernard Lovell to William Lawrence Bragg31 October 1940
HWT/5/7Agenda (annotated by Thompson), papers, Thompson's manuscript notes, and minutes of meeting held on 27 January 1967 January 1967
PB/8/75/2/3Correspondence re current developments in British Astronomy.1967
P/0260Portrait of Lovell, (Alfred Charles) Bernard1963
EC/1955/17Lovell, Sir Alfred Charles Bernard: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MS/870Diaries and other papers of Sir (Alfred Charles) Bernard Lovell FRS (1913-2012) physicist and radio astronomer1932-1960
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
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