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Nobel Prize in Physics medal, awarded to Ernest Walton in 1951 Public Deposited

Nobel Prize in Physics medal, awarded to Ernest Walton in 1951

Alternative title
  • Ernest T. S. Walton’s Nobel medal
Shelf Mark/Reference Number
  • TCD MS Medal 198/1
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  • Copyright The Board of Trinity College Dublin. Images are available for single-use academic application only. Publication, transmission or display is prohibited without formal written approval of the Library of Trinity College, Dublin.
Date Created
  • created 10-12-1951
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Abstract
  • TCD MS Medal 198/1 is a Nobel Prize in Physics medal awarded to Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton in 1951. Walton (1903-1995) shared the prize with fellow physicist and research partner John Cockcroft (1797-1967) for their work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles. Their research was carried out under the supervision of Ernest Rutherford. Walton was born in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 1926; he received his PhD from Cambridge in 1931, and then returned to the Department of Physics in Trinity College in 1934. In 1948 he was appointed Erasmus Smith Professor of Natural and Experimental Science in Trinity. In 1934 Walton married Freda Wilson whom he had met when they were both pupils in Methodist College Belfast. He died on the 25th of June, 1995.
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  • gold (metal)
Culture
  • Swedish
Digital Object Id
  • MS198-1_1
Source
  • 0152318

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