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Blackett, Patrick Maynard Stuart

Born: 1897 AD
Died: 1974 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Physicists

1897 – Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett was born on the 18th of November.

1921 – He graduated from Cambridge University.

         – He was appointed to the Order of Merit and made a Companion of Honour.

1940-1941 – Blackett served on the MAUD Committee.

1947 – Introduced a theory to account for the Earth’s magnetic field.

1948 – He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, for his investigation of cosmic rays.

1953-1963 – He was appointed Head of the Physics Department of Imperial College London.

1965-1970 – He became the President of the Royal Society.

1969 – He Created a life peer as Baron Blackett, of Chelsea in Greater London.

1974 – He died on the 13th of July.