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Barkla, Charles Glover

Born: 1877 AD
Died: 1944 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Physicists

1877 – Charles Glover Barkla was born on 7th of June at Widnes, Lancashire, England.

1884 – He was educated at the Liverpool Institute.

1898 – Barkla graduated with First Class Honours in Physics.

1899 – Charles Glover Barkla obtained his master’s degree.

         – The Royal Commissioners awarded him a research scholarship.

1900 – Barkla migrated to King’s College.

1902 – Charles Glover Barkla returned to Liverpool as Oliver Lodge Fellow.

1902 – He discovered the homogeneous radiations characteristic of the elements a characteristic line spectra in


1905-1909 – Charles Glover Barkla was successively demonstrator, assistant lecturer in physics and special lecturer in advanced electricity at the University.

1907 – Charles Glover Barkla married Mary Esther.

1909 – Barkla succeeded H. A. Wilson as Wheatstone Professor of Physics in the University of London.

1913 – Charles Glover Barkla accepted the Chair in Natural Philosophy in the University of Edinburgh.

1916 – He was appointed Bakerian Lecturer (Royal Society).

1917 – Barkla was awarded the Hughes Medal in the following year.

         – He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics

1944 – Charles Glover Barkla died at his home, Braidwood, Edinburgh, on 23rd of October.