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Authorised form of nameAndrade; Edward Neville da Costa (1887 - 1971); physicist
SurnameAndrade
ForenamesEdward Neville da Costa
Dates1887 - 1971
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
27 December 1887
Death:
06 June 1971
ActivityPhysicist
Education:
St Dunstan's College Catford; scholarship to University College London , graduating with a first class honours degree (1905-1908); Ph.D at Heidelberg
PhD; DSc
Career:
Served in the Royal Garrison Artillery and mentioned in dispatches in 1914-1918 war. Professor of Physics at Ordnance College Woolwich (1920-1928). Science correspondent of the Times newspaper (1945-1952).Quain Professor of Physics, University of London (University College)
Freemason, initated 1 November 1921, passed 6 December 1921 and raised 7 February 1922, Savage Club Lodge No. 2190 London
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
16/05/1935
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1958
Lectures:
Wilkins Lecture 1949; Rutherford Memorial Lecture 1957
RelationshipsSon of Henry da Costa Andrade, a solicitor and his wife, Amy Eliza Davis
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1972 vol 18 pp 1-20, plate, by Alan Cottrell
References:
R V J, review of Gwendy Caroe, The Royal Institution: An Informal History in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 107-110
'Freemasons and the Royal Society: Alphabetical List of Fellows of the Royal Society who were Freemasons' 2010. Library and Museum of Freemasonry.
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/32079929
Royal Society codeNA8102
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1935/02Andrade, Edward Neville da Costa: certificate of election to the Royal Society
MM/14/57Copy of letter from the Royal Society to JCW Herschel11 August 1943
GLB/24/8'The Pure Politician', a poem composed by A V Hill, Andrade, Brabazon, Griffith Davies and A C Egertonc1945
IM/GA/WRS/8867Costa Andrade, Edward Neville da 1961
MM/18/34Letter from George Paget Thomson to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade19 October 1955
PB/1/33/1/1Nobel Prize1948
MM/18/17Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade to Frederick Britten Austin9 December 1934
PB/1/33/5/1Order of Merit1967
MM/14/56Letter from JCW Herschel, Slough, to the Royal Society29 July 1943
MM/14/55Copy of letter from the Royal Society to J C W Herschel29 July 1943
IM/GA/WS/31347Costa Andrade, Edward Neville da nd
MS/871Correspondence of Edward Neville da Costa Andrade relating to the 1945 Royal Society Presidential election 1945 and 1971
NLB/43/601Copy letter from Joseph Larmor, to [Edward Neville da Costa] Andrade21 February 1911
NLB/43/660Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade6 March 1911
NLB/50/43Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Edward Neville da Costa] Andrade, The University, Manchester21 April 1914
NLB/50/6Copy letter from Robert William Frederick Harrison, to [Edward Neville da Costa] Andrade8 April 1914
RR/18/2Referee's report by Augustus Edward Hough Love, on a paper 'The distribution of slide in a right six face subject to pure sheer' by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade8 November 1910
RR/18/1Referee's report by Charles Herbert Lees, on a paper 'On the viscous flow in metals and allied phenomena' by Edward Neville da Costa AndradeFebruary 1910
RR/21/4Referee's report by Charles Chree, on a paper 'The flow in metals under large constant stresses' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade26 March 1914
RR/44/11Referee's report by Harold Jeffreys, on a paper 'On the groupings and general behaviour of solid particles under the influence of air vibrations in tubes' by Edward Neville Da Costa AndradeSeptember 1931
RR/44/24Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The resistivity of polycrystalline wires in relation to plastic deformation, and the mechanism of plastic flow' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and Bruce ChalmersFebruary 1932
RR/44/12Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On the groupings and general behaviour of solid particles under the influence of air vibrations in tubes' by Edward Neville Da Costa AndradeAugust 1931
RR/44/13Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On the circulations caused by the vibration of air in a tube' by Edward Neville Da Costa AndradeAugust 1931
RR/44/26Third referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The resistivity of polycrystalline wires in relation to plastic deformation, and the mechanism of plastic flow' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and Bruce ChalmersAugust 1932
RR/44/25Second referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The resistivity of polycrystalline wires in relation to plastic deformation, and the mechanism of plastic flow' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and Bruce ChalmersApril 1932
RR/61/6Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'Preparation of single crystal wires of metals of high melting point' by Edward Neville Da Costa AndradeJuly 1937
RR/21/3Referee's report by Charles Herbert Lees, on a paper 'The flow in metals under large constant stresses' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade[February 1914]
RR/50/13Referee's report by Charles Herbert Lees, on a paper 'A theory of the viscosity of liquids I, II' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade25 October 1933
RR/67/256Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The sound absorbing properties of some common outdoor materials' by George William Clarkson Kaye and E J Evans to Winckworth19 February 1940
RR/52/19Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'The mechanical behaviour of single crystals of mercury' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and P J HutchingsSeptember 1934
RR/65/16Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The measurement of sand storms' by Ralph Alger Bagnold1938
RR/55/7Referee's report by George Paget Thomson, on a paper 'The structure and physical properties of thin films of metal on solid surfaces' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and J G MartindaleJanuary 1935
RR/61/5Referee's report by John Desmond Bernal, on a paper 'The glide of single crystals of sodium and potassium' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and L C TsienJuly 1937
RR/55/8Referee's report by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood, on a paper 'The structure and physical properties of thin films of metal on solid surfaces' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and J G MartindaleFebruary 1935
RR/55/119Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The distortion of ß-brass and iron crystals' by Constance F ElamSeptember 1935
RR/61/7Referee's report by Geoffrey Ingram Taylor, on a paper 'On surface cracks in glasses' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and L C TsienJanuary 1937
RR/62/25Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The diffusion of gases through metals - IV—The diffusion of oxygen and of hydrogen through nickel at very high pressures' by C J Smithells and C E Ransley[July 1936]
RR/62/77Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Acoustic studies of some non-transforming and transforming special steels at low temperatures' by Mary D Waller[February 1936]
RR/67/2Referee's report by Nevill Francis Mott, on a paper 'The glide elements of body-centred cubic crystal, with special reference to the effect of temperature' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and Y S ChowMarch 1940
RR/67/147Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The sound absorping properties of some common outdoor materials' by E J Evans and G W C Kaye19 February 1940
RR/67/160Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on two papers 'The diffraction of sound pulses I. Diffraction by a semi-infinite plane' and 'The diffraction of sound pulses II. Diffraction by an infinite wedge' by Frederick Gerard Friedlander to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade5 March 1940
RR/67/161Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on two papers 'The diffraction of sound pulses I. Diffraction by a semi-infinite plane' and 'The diffraction of sound pulses II. Diffraction by an infinite wedge' by Frederick Gerard Friedlander to R Winckworth, Papers Secretary of the Royal Society5 April 1940
RR/67/162Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on two papers 'The diffraction of sound pulses I. Diffraction by a semi-infinite plane' and 'The diffraction of sound pulses II. Diffraction by an infinite wedge' by Frederick Gerard FriedlanderApril 1940
RR/68/63Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on two papers 'The diffraction of sound pulses III. Note on an integral occurring in the theory of diffraction by a semi-infinite screen' and 'The diffraction of sound pulses IV. On a paradox in the theory of reflexion' by Frederick Gerard Friedlander[1941]
RR/67/211Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Stress systems in aeolotropic plates, III' by Albert Edward Green to J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society20 February 1941
RR/67/242Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The monaural threshold: the effect of subliminal and audible contralateral and ipsilateral stimuli' by J W HughesApril 1939
RR/67/210Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'Stress systems in aeolotropic plates, III' by Albert Edward Green to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade19 February 1941
RR/67/397Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'A stress-strain curve for the atomic lattice of iron' by S L Smith and W A WoodFebruary 1941
RR/69/5Referee's report by Alexander Oliver Rankine, on a paper 'The effect of an electric field on the viscosity of liquids' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and C Dodd31 December 1945
RR/67/423Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade on a paper 'The production of waves by the sudden release of a spherical distribution of compressed air in the atmosphere' by J J Unwin to J D Griffith Daviees, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society15 November 1940
RR/69/6Referee's report by Charles Galton Darwin, on a paper 'The effect of an electric field on the viscosity of liquids' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and C Dodd1945
RR/67/212Letter from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society, on a paper 'Stress systems in aeolotropic plates, III' by Albert Edward Green to Edward Neville da Costa Andrade21 February 1941
RR/70/248Referee's report by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The behaviour of the lattice of polycrystalline iron in tension' by W A Wood1947
RR/68/509Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'An investigation of the performance of the Rayleigh disk' by R A Scott[1944]
RR/68/435Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The plastic deformation of non-cubic metals by heating and cooling' by W Boas and Robert William Kerr Honeycombe[1944]
RR/71/136Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Residual lattice strains in plastically deformed poly-crystalline metal aggregates' by George Bellas Greenough[1948]
RR/71/158Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Crystal growth from solution' by S P F Humphreys-Owen[1948]
RR/71/224Referee's report by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Plastic deformation of silver chloride I. Internal stresses and the glide mechanism' by John Frederick Nye1948
RR/72/208Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Plastic deformation of silver chloride. II. Photoelastic study of the internal stresses in glide packets' by J F Nye to D C Martin, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society4 August 1949
RR/72/209Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'Plastic deformation of silver chloride. II. Photoelastic study of the internal stresses in glide packets' by J F Nye8 March 1949
NLB/68/388Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Messrs G. Bell and Sons Ltd.; York House, Portugal Street, W.C.2.4 July 1925
PB/9/1/101/2Royal Society correspondence1945
IM/000100Costa Andrade, Edward Neville da 1950
MM/18/33Letter from Edward Neville da Costa Andrade to George Paget Thomson13 October 1955
RR/57/69Referee's report by George William Clarkson Kaye, on a paper 'A standard source of sound and the measurement of minimum audibility' by Edward Neville Da Costa Andrade and R C Parker[December 1936]
RR/66/90Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The mean free path of electrons in polar crystals' by Herbert Fröhlich and Nevill Francis Mott[April 1939]
RR/68/85Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The structure of electro-deposited chromium' by William Hume-Rothery and Malcolm R J Wyllie[1941]
RR/57/90Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'The movement of desert sand' by Ralph Alger Bagnold[July 1936]
RR/57/109Referee's report by Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, on a paper 'On the absorption of polar crystals in the infra-red' by Moses Blackman[April 1936]
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