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Roy Middleton

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Dates

October 3, 1927 – June 23, 2004

Authorized Form of Name

Middleton, Roy, 1927-2004

Biography

Abstract

Roy Middleton was Professor of Nuclear Physics at the University of Pennsylvania (1965-2004). Other institutional affiliations included the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston and the University of Liverpool. His research included the development of a negative-ion source capable of producing useful currents from a large fraction of the periodic table, as well as accelerator mass spectrometry.

Important Dates

October 3, 1927Birth, Atherton (England).

1948Obtained BSc, University of London, London (England).

1951Obtained PhD in Nuclear Physics, University of Liverpool, Liverpool (England).

1951 – 1955Fellow in Nuclear Physics (1951-1954) and Teaching Assistant (1954-1955), University of Liverpool, Liverpool (England).

1955 – 1964Principal Scientific Officer, Atomic Weapons Research Establishment, Aldermaston (England).

1964 – 2004Visiting Professor (1964-1965) and Professor of Nuclear Physics (1965-2004), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1970 – 1974Member, Physics Division Review Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1979Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

June 23, 2004Death, Media (Pa.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Atherton (England)

Undergraduate Education

London (England)

Graduate Education

Liverpool (England)

Employment

Aldermaston (England)

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Death

Media (Pa.)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Mass spectrometry.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear reactions.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Burstein, Elias, 1917-2017

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Lubensky, T. C.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Scalapino, Douglas J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Institutions

Major Positions

Atomic Weapons Research Establishment (Great Britain)

Principal Scientific Officer.

University of Liverpool. Physics Department

Obtained PhD in Nuclear Physics (1951). Fellow in Nuclear Physics and Teaching Assistant.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Visiting Professor and Professor of Nuclear Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1979 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member, Physics Division Review Committee.

University of London

Obtained BSc (1948).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Roy Middleton Physics Today obituary.