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Authorised form of nameBlackett; Patrick Maynard Stuart (1897 - 1974); Baron Blackett of Chelsea; Nuclear Physicist
SurnameBlackett
ForenamesPatrick Maynard Stuart
Dates1897 - 1974
Dates and placesBirth:
18 November 1897
Death:
13 July 1974
ActivityEducation:
MA
Career:
Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; University Lecturer in Physics
Honours:
CH 1965; OM 1967; Baron 1969
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
11/05/1933
Medals/Prizes:
Royal Medal 1940; Copley Medal 1956; Nobel Prize (Physics) 1948
Lectures:
Bakerian 1939; Rutherford 1958
Council:
VP 1945-1946; PRS 1965-1970
Published works'The Gap Widens', Rede Lecture 1969; 'Science and Technology in an Unequal World', Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture, 1968
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 63/1/79. Papers deposited in the Royal Society Library
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1975 vol 21 pp 1-115, plate, by Sir Bernard Lovell
References:
Clifford Butler, 'Recollections of Patrick Blackett 1945-70' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 143-156
Robert S Anderson, 'Patrick Blackett in India: Military Consultant and Scientific Intervenor, 1947-72. Part One' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 253-273, plate
Robert S Anderson, 'Patrick Blackett in India: Military Consultant and Scientific Intervenor, 1947-72. Part Two' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 345-360, plate
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
Various authors, 'Memorial Meeting for Lord Blackett, OM, CH, FRS at the Royal Society on 31 October 1974' in NR 1974-5 vol 29 pp 135-162, plate
Lord Blackett, 'Rutherford' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 57-59
Sir Harrie Massey, 'Nuclear Physics Today and in Rutherford's Day' in NR 1972-3 vol 27 pp 25-44
AW Wolfendale, 'History of British Contributions to the Astrophysical Aspects of Cosmic Rays and Gamma Rays since the Second World War' Quarterly Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1988) vol. 29, pp 27-37 (offprint at X448/6)
G V R Born, FRS, 'The wide-ranging family history of Max Born' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 219-262
J Hughes, 'A life on the Scientific left', Review of 'Blackett: physics, war and politics in the twentieth century' by M J Nye in NR 2006 Vol 60 pp 99-101
Guy Ortolano, 'The Two Cultures controversy' 2009, Cambridge University Press
Royal Society codeNA8131
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
HWT/20/45Correspondence and papers regarding RSEP Ford Foundation grant, Wates Foundation funding, invitation to Aigrain and draft report on progress of European Science Exchange ProgrammeFebruary - March 1969
HWT/20/13Correspondence with International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience and Ford FoundationDecember 1966
HWT/20/33Papers regarding discussion at Royal Society on UK/Italian relationships2 February 1968
HWT/28/1/4Letter from R D Keynes to Thompson, letters from Blackett to Presidents of Brazilian Academy and Science Council, Royal Society Council paperFebruary 1968
EC/1933/01Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea: certificate of election to the Royal Society
IM/GA/WG/9449Presidents 1940-1970nd
HWT/36/1/2General correspondence and papersJanuary 1966
HWT/20/17Correspondence with Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei, Ford Foundation and Robert Maxwell with papers regarding RSEP Fellowships, Thompson's visit to Israel and meeting between Royal Society and Science Research Council representativesApril 1967
HWT/20/46Correspondence and papers regarding Ford Foundation grant, Wates Foundation funding, visit to UK of Italian scientific delegation, income tax under RSEPApril - June 1969
HWT/40/18Correspondence and papers regarding ICSU Committee on Science and Technology in Developing Countries (COSTED)April - May 1966
HWT/20/8Correspondence and papers regarding Ford Foundation application, Wates Foundation fundingJune - July 1966
HWT/20/5Correspondence and papers regarding proposals for scientific interchange in Western EuropeApril 1966
HWT/10/2Correspondence and papers regarding Officers' meeting with Frederick W Mulley, Minister of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs25 April 1969
HWT/33/1H W Thompson's personal correspondence as Foreign Secretary1965
IM/000395Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea1956
P/0009Portrait of Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart; Baron Blackett of Chelsea1970
IM/000445Borman, Frankc 1969
IM/000396Rome Conference 19311931
IM/000397Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelseac 1967
IM/000392Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelseand
MS/850/2/1Letter from Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Ministry of Supply, Savoy Hill House, London to Sir Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton 29 November 1940
RR/57/106Referee's report by Charles Drummond Ellis, on a paper 'The measurement of the energy of cosmic rays I—The electro-magnet and cloud chamber' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett[February 1936]
RR/55/6Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Artificial radioactivity produced by neutron bombardment' by Edoardo Amaldi, Enrico Fermi, O D'Agostino, F Rasetti and E SegrèFebruary 1935
RR/67/25Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on two papers 'General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and H C Corben and 'Classical theory of spinning particles in a meson field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha27 December 1940
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
RR/51/51Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'Application of the Wilson chamber to the study of spark discharge' by U Nakaya and F Yamasaki[October 1934]
RR/52/55Referee's report by Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, on a paper 'On the technique of the counter controlled cloud chamber' by Patrick Maynard Stuart BlackettMay 1934
RR/54/12Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Experiments at very low temperatures obtained by the magnetic method I—The production of the low temperatures' by Nicholas Kurti and F. SimonMay 1935
RR/53/45Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'On the polarization of electrons by scattering.—II' by E G Dymond[March 1934]
RR/61/48Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Studies of region E of the Ionosphere' by J E Best, F T Farmer and John Ashworth RatcliffeOctober 1937
RR/55/44Referee's report by Charles Drummond Ellis, on a paper 'The measurement of the energy of cosmic rays - II—The curvature measurements and the energy spectrum' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett and R B BrodeJanuary 1936
RR/55/92Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Experiments with high velocity positive ions V—Further experiments on the disintegration of boron' by John Douglas Cockcroft and Wilfrid Bennett LewisJanuary 1936
RR/61/54Referee's report by James Chadwick, on a paper 'The nature of the penetrating coponent of cosmic rays' by Patrick Maynard Stuart BlackettJanuary 1938
RR/61/8Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'The reflexion coefficients of ionospheric regions' by Edward Victor Appleton and J H PiddingtonJuly 1937
RR/61/53Referee's report by Ernest Rutherford, on a paper 'The energy loss of cosmic ray particles in metal plates' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett and J Gordon WilsonApril 1937
RR/61/78Referee's report by Patrick Marnard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Measurements of range and angle of projection for the protons produced in the photo-disintegration of deuterium' by James Chadwick, Norman Feather and E BretscherSeptember 1937
RR/64/55Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'On the analysis of cosmic rays' by Walter Heinrich Heitler[April 1937]
RR/65/9Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'On the theory of coincidence experiments on cosmic rays' by N ArleyJuly 1938
RR/66/46Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'Upper air investigations in North-West Greenland' by Hugh Carmichael and E G Dymond[1939]
RR/66/45Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'High altitude cosmic radiation measurements near the north geomagnetic pole' by Hugh Carmichael and E G Dymond[1939]
RR/67/26Letter from Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'General classical theory of spinning particles in a Maxwell field' by Homi Jehangir Bhabha and H C Corben to Winchcraft9 February 1941
RR/66/334Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'Some observations on cosmic rays using a large randomly operated cloud chamber' by Evan James Williams[May 1939]
RR/67/222Letter and memorandum from J D Griffith Davies, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society on a paper 'On the nucleus of uranium' by H Halban and L Kowarski to Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett5 December 1940
RR/70/57Letter from Patrick Maynard Stewart Blackett, on a paper 'The ejection of protons from nitrogen on bombardment with a-particles of short range' by F C Champion and R R Roy21 April 1947
RR/68/248Letter from Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, to Alfred Charles Glyn Egerton, regarding a paper 'The production of cosmic-ray bursts by mesotrons' by C B O Mohr and Godfrey Harry Stafford20 September 1943
RR/68/247Letter from Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, to John David Griffith Davies, regarding a paper 'The production of cosmic-ray bursts by mesotrons' by C B O Mohr and Godfrey Harry Stafford1 October 1942
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/70/56Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stewart Blackett, on a paper 'The ejection of protons from nitrogen on bombardment with a-particles of short range' by F C Champion and R R Roy1947
RR/39/27Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on two papers 'A flow method for comparing the specific heats of gases part I. The experimental method' and 'A flow method for comparing the specific heats of gases. part II. The theory of the method' by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, P S H Henry and Eric Keightley Rideal[November 1929]
NLB/66/189Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society, to [Patrick Maynard Stuart] Blackett, Kings' College, Cambridge12 March 1924
NLB/64/871Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Patrick Maynard Stuart] Blackett Esq. King's College, Cambridge5 July 1923
NLB/66/141Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Patrick Maynard Stuart] Blackett, Esq., King's College, Cambridge28 February 1924
PBPapers of Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett 1911-1975
NLB/66/301Copy letter from [William Bate Hardy, Secretary] of the Royal Society; to [Patrick Maynard Stuart] Blackett Esq., King's College, Cambridge4 April 1924
NLB/66/299Copy letter from [William Bate Hardy, Secretary] of the Royal Society; to Sir Ernest Rutherford, FRS4 April 1924
NLB/68/270Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Karl] K. Darrow Esq.; Bell Telephone Laboratories, 463 West Street, New York10 June 1925
NLB/68/743Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the Secretary of the Clarendon Press; Oxford28 October 1925
NLB/68/955Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Dr [George William Clarkson] Kaye, OBE; National Physical Laboratory, Teddington8 December 1925
IM/GA/WS/836Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelseand
IM/000393Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelseand
HWT/26/1Correspondence and papers regarding arrangements for conference of Scientists of the Royal Society and Indian National Science Academy held at New Delhi, 8 March 1971November 1970 - April 1971
HWT/25/1Report on discussions with representatives of Academia Sinica on the occasion of a visit to Peking by P M S Blackett and A R Clapham11 September - 2 October 1964
RR/55/91Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Experiments with high velocity positive ions VI—The disintegration of carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen by deuterons' by John Douglas Cockcroft and Wilfrid Bennett LewisJanuary 1936
RR/64/93Referee's report by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett of Chelsea, on a paper 'The cascade theory of electronic showers' by Lev Davydovitch Landau and G Rumer2 December 1937
NLB/69/308Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Karl Kelchner] Darrow Esq., New York, [USA]27 February 1926
NLB/66/140Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir Ernest Rutherford, FRS28 February 1924
IM/GA/WRS/6442Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelseand
IM/000391Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of ChelseaJuly 1968
IM/005269Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea and Lees, D Snd
IM/000398Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea17 February 1933
MS/850Papers concerning nuclear fission by Hans von Halban and Lew Kowarski and correspondence regarding their deposit with the Royal Society1939-1942
RR/65/118Referee's report by Paytrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Showers produced by the penetrating cosmic radiation' by W Heitler21 March 1938
RR/65/279Referee's rpeort by Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, on a paper 'Concerning the scattering of fast electrons and of cosmic-ray particles' by Evan James WilliamsNovember 1938
IM/005270Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea and Lees, D Snd
IM/000394Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart, Baron Blackett of Chelsea1932
IM/000031Composite photograph of selection of presidents from the 20th
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