Record

Authorised form of nameLindemann; Frederick Alexander (1886 - 1957); Viscount Cherwell
SurnameLindemann
ForenamesFrederick Alexander
Dates1886 - 1957
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Baden-Baden, Germany (05 April 1886)
Death:
Oxford (03 July 1957)
ActivityResearch Field:
Physics
Honours:
Baron Cherwell 1942; CH 1953; Viscount 1956
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
13/05/1920
Medals/Prizes:
Hughes Medal 1956
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DSB
AssocMaterial:
CSAC 99/3/84; CSAC 80/4/81. Papers deposited in Nuffield College Library, Oxford
Obituaries:
Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 1958 vol 4 pp 45-71, plate, by G P Thomson, with a note by Sir William Farren
References:
Brebis Bleaney, 'A Century of Physics in Oxford' in NR 1999 vol 53 pp 333-343
David Kendall and Kenneth Post, 'The British 3-inch Anti-Aircraft Rocket. Part One: Dive Bombers' in NR 1996 vol 50 pp 229-239
Brebis Bleaney, 'The Physical Sciences in Oxford, 1918-1939 and Earlier' in NR 1994 vol 48 pp 247-261
R V Jones, 'Corrigendum' in NR 1993 vol 47 p 161
Meg Weston Smith, 'E A Milne and the Creation of Air Defence: Some Letters From an Unprincipled Brigand, 1916-1919' in NR 1990 vol 44 pp 241-255
E M Wright, 'Number Theory and Other Reminiscences of Viscount Cherwell' in NR 1988 vol 42 pp 197-204
R Berman, 'Lindemann in Physics' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 181-189
R V Jones, 'Lindemann Beyond the Laboratory' in NR 1986-87 vol 41 pp 191-210, plate
G V R Born, FRS, 'The wide-ranging family history of Max Born' in NR 2002 vol 56 pp 219-262
Sir Alan Cook FRS, 'Continental connections' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 267-268
B Bleaney and O V Lounasmaa, 'Nuclear orientation and nuclear cooling experiments in Oxford and Helsinki. Part 1. Progress before 1940' in NR 2003 vol 57 pp 317 - 322
B Lovell, 'The cavity magnetron in World War II: was the secrecy justified?' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 283 - 294
A Cook, 'Report. Migrants to The Royal Society, 1930-1940' in NR 2004 vol 58 pp 303 - 304
Virtual International Authority Filehttp://viaf.org/viaf/69736989
Royal Society codeNA8251
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1920/09Lindemann, Frederick Alexander: certificate of election to the Royal Society
PB/4/4/8'Estimation of bombing effect' by Tizard1942
PB/4/11/15Two letters from Lord Cherwell re 'red tape' obstructing research projects, especially those of ML OliphantMay 1946
IM/002755Lindemann, Frederick Alexander, Viscount Cherwellnd
NLB/60/401Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS28 January 1921
RR/42/65Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The electric wind' by A M Thornton and M WatersMarch 1930
RR/26/64Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The influence of physical conditions on the velocity of decomposition of certain crystalline solids' by Cyril Norman Hinshelwood and Edmund John Bowen[November 1921]
RR/26/60Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'A contribution to the thermodynamical theory of explosions.—Parts | and II' by J B Henderson and H R Hassé[June 1921]
RR/28/40Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The quantum theory and electromagnetic phenomena' by William Wilson[October 1922]
RR/26/129Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'On a physical theory of stellar spectra' by Meghnad N Saha[February 1921]
RR/29/6Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Intensities in the helium spectrum' by A L Hughes and P LoweJuly 1923
RR/32/59Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Some further experiments on the gyromagnetic effect' by J W FisherMay 1925
RR/29/22Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A note on the temperature of the air at great heights' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonMarch 1923
RR/29/15Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The absolute zeros of the externally controllable internal energy and entropy of a substance or mixture' by R D KleemanJanuary 1923
RR/32/7Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The electrical characteristics of an arc lamp (direct current) measured by biological effect' by T C AngusMay 1925
NLB/64/602Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS09 May 1923
NLB/66/521Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS22 May 1924
NLB/69/141Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS20 January 1926
RR/30/71Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'A note on the significance of the electrode potential' by Jaroslav Heyrovsky[March 1924]
RR/32/103Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The ratio of the specific heats of hydrogen' by J R Partington and A B HoweJuly 1925
RR/32/127Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The gyro-magnetic ratio for magnetite and cobalt' by Willie SucksmithMay 1925
RR/33/94Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The thermal conductivity of carbon dioxide' by Hamar Gregory and Sybil MarshallJanuary 1927
RR/33/101Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The determination of the vapour tensions mercury, cadmium and zinc by a modified manometric method' by C H M JenkinsDecember 1925
RR/34/41Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'On the determination of the specific heats of gases at constant pressure' by Charles Herbert Lees[June 1926]
RR/34/26Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'Some observations on the Barnes Thermite ice system' by H W Johnston[November 1926]
RR/34/34Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'An investigation of the effects of variations in the radiation factor on the efficiency of dewar vessels' by Bertram Lambert and Kenneth Townend Hartley[June 1926]
RR/38/46Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Observations of the height of the ozone in the upper atmosphere' by F W P Gotz and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonJune 1928
RR/38/71Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The optical rotatory power of quartz on either side of an infra-red absorption band' by Thomas Martin Lowry and C P SnowMarch 1930
NLB/71/588Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS14 July 1928
NLB/59/183Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS23 July 1920
RR/40/115Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The interaction of oxygen with nitrogen after collision with electrons' by O H Wansbrough-Jones March 1930
RR/40/116Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The formation of ozone from oxygen after collision with electrons' by O H Wansbrough-Jones March 1930
NLB/59/392Copy letter from Edwin Deller, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS28 September 1920
RR/32/115Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'On the law and mechanism of monomolecular reaction' by S C RoyOctober 1925
RR/33/112Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Condensation of water from the air upon hygroscopic crystals' by J S OwensDecember 1925
RR/35/35Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'A theoretical discussion of certain elastic constants of calcita and crystalling sodium nitrate' by by Sydney Chapman and A E LudlamJune 1927
RR/32/73Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'Experimental determination of the thermal conductivities of gases' by H Gregory and C T ArcherJune 1925
RR/32/110Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The emissions of soft X-rays by different elements' by Owen Willans Richardson and F S ChalkinNovember 1925
RR/43/57Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The cataphoresis of suspended particles. Part I.—The equation of cataphoresis' by D C Henry1931
RR/65/188Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The resistance of superconducting cylinders in a transverse magnetic field' by A D MisenerFebruary 1938
RR/44/85Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Cataphoresis. Part II.—A new experimental method, and a confirmation of Smoluchowski’s equation' by C G Sumner and D C HenryJuly 1931
NLB/61/245Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS7 June 1921
NLB/61/380Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS29 June 1921
RR/46/111Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'A new apparatus for rapid spectrophotometry of liquids in the ultra-violet region' by Frank Twyman[June 1932]
RR/49/34Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The crystal structure of the heusler alloys' by Albert James Bradley and J W Rodgers[January 1934]
RR/48/50Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The thermal expansion of bismuth by X-ray measurements' by A H Jay[October 1933]
NLB/61/172Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS26 May 1921
NLB/61/306Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS17 June 1921
RR/34/37Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The latent heat of vaporization of benzene at temperatures above the boiling point' by J A Sutcliffe, F C Lay and W Li Pritchard[December 1926]
NLB/62/186Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS20 December 1921
RR/55/122Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Experiments on heavy hydrogen. VI. The ratio of the magnetic moment of the proton to the magnetic moment of the deuteron' by Adalbert Farkas May 1935
RR/66/278Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'Thermal ionization of barium' by B N Srivastava[November 1939]
NLB/62/621Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS27 March 1922
RR/65/6Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The influence of pressure on the thermal conductivity of liquid He ll' by John Frank Allen and E GanzDecember 1938
RR/66/1Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The properties of flow of liquid He ll' by John Frank Allen and A D Misener[June 1939]
RR/65/43Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Optical thickness of the transition layer between transparent media' by H D Bruce18 December 1938
NLB/63/395Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS06 October 1922
RR/66/145Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'Thermodynamics of the thermomechanical effect of liquid Helium II' by Heinz London[April 1939]
NLB/68/597Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS16 September 1925
NLB/64/182Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS20 February 1923
NLB/57/881Copy letter from unknown correspondent; to unknown correspondent26 February 1920
NLB/64/234Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS27 February 1923
NLB/63/449Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS17 October 1922
NLB/63/490Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS27 October 1922
NLB/63/399Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society and FRS; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS09 October 1922
NLB/65/601Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS27 November 1923
RR/27/107Referee's report by Sydney Chapman, on a paper 'A theory of meteors, and the density and temperature of the outer atmosphere to which it leads' by Frederick Alexander Lindemann and Gordon Miller Bourne DobsonNovember 1922
NLB/66/862Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS1 August 1924
NLB/65/86Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society25 July 1923
NLB/65/622Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS30 November 1923
RR/28/104Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The constitution of the secondary spectrum of hydrogen' by William Mitchinson Hicks[February 1924]
NLB/65/92Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS; circulated to all members of the Physics Committee26 July 1923
NLB/65/625Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Sir William [Henry] Bragg, FRS30 November 1923
NLB/66/190Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS12 March 1924
NLB/65/897Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS25 January 1924
NLB/66/220Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh.18 March 1924
NLB/66/294Copy letter from [William Bate Hardy, Secretary] of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh4 April 1924
RR/28/102Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The electrode potentials and the energy of solvation' by Jaroslav Heyrovsky[March 1924]
NLB/66/328Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS10 April 1924
NLB/69/375Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Frederick Alexander] Lindermann, FRS23 March 1926
NLB/66/712Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. F. A. Lindemann, FRS25 June 1924
NLB/69/213Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS2 February 1926
NLB/66/545Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society;to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS29 May 1924
RR/31/19Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'Chemical studies in gaseous ionisation Part II' by R Winstanley Lunt[June 1924]
NLB/66/473Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS15 May 1924
NLB/66/830Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS21 July 1924
RR/31/16Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'Chemical studies in gaseous ionisation Part I' by R Winstanley Lunt[June 1924]
NLB/68/362Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS25 June 1925
NLB/68/465Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS14 July 1925
NLB/66/801Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS11 July 1924
NLB/69/671Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to the [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS12 July 1926
NLB/71/652Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS26 September 1928
NLB/72/397Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS30 September 1929
NLB/72/630Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS1 February 1930
NLB/65/525Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS13 November 1923
NLB/65/823Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Lord Rayleigh [Robert John Strutt], FRS11 January 1924
RR/26/70Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'On the velocity distribution function, and on the stresses in a non-uniform rarefied monatomic gas' by J E Jones[December 1921]
RR/26/71Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The ignition of gases by electric sparks' by Edward Taylor Jones, J D Morgan and R V Wheeler[June 1921]
RR/32/72Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'Experimental determination of the thermal conductivities of gases' by H Gregory and C T ArcherOctober 1925
RR/37/7Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The modes in which valency is exercised. Part II - The tetrahedral carbon atom' by Henry Edward ArmstrongJune 1928
RR/37/6Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, on a paper 'The modes in which valency is exercised. Part I - The tetrahedral carbon atom' by Henry Edward Armstrong and William BarlowJune 1926
NLB/61/269Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS13 June 1921
RR/30/35Referee's report by Frederick Alexander Lindemann, Viscount Cherwell, on a paper 'The indirect measurement of the aqueous vapour-pressure of capillary systems by the freezing-point depression of benzene' by Edward Mortimer Crowther and Amar Nath Puri[June 1924]
NLB/66/387Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS30 April 1924
NLB/66/611Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to to [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann, FRS5 June 1924
NLB/66/551Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to Prof. [Arthur William] Crossley, FRS29 May 1924
NLB/66/318Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh8 April 1924
NLB/66/657Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh13 June 1924
NLB/66/829Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [James Hopwood] Jeans esq., Secretary of the Royal Society21 July 1924
NLB/66/811Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS15 July 1924
NLB/68/746Copy letter from Francis Alexander Towle, Assistant Secretary of the Royal Society; to [William Cecil Dampier] Wetham Esq., FRS; also circulated to Sir James [Colquhoun] Irvine; Sir Thomas Lewis; Professor [John Charles Grant] Ledingham; Professor [James Peter] Hill; Professor [Edmund Johnston] Garwood; Professor [Frederick Alexander] Lindemann; [John Edensor] Littlewood Esq.; Sir [Robert] Robertson29 October 1925
NLB/66New Letter Book volume 66, copy letters sent from Royal Society administration1 February 1924-25 September 1924
NLB/66/54Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS14 February 1924
NLB/66/841Copy letter from James Hopwood Jeans, Secretary of the Royal Society; to [Robert John Strutt] Lord Rayleigh, FRS24 July 1924
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