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C. G. Barkla

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Dates

June 7, 1877 – October 23, 1944

Authorized Form of Name

Barkla, C. G., Charles Glover, 1877-1944

Additional Forms of Names

Barkla, C. G., 1877-1944

Barkla, Charles Glover, 1877-1944

Biography

Abstract

Charles Glover Barkla was a physicist at Edinburgh University, specializing in atomic physics. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917: "for his discovery of the characteristic Röntgen radiation of the elements."

Important Dates

June 7, 1877Birth, Widnes (England).

1898Obtained Honors in Physics degree, University College Liverpool, Liverpool (England).

1899Obtained Masters degree in Physics, University College Liverpool, Liverpool (England).

1899 – 1900Researchers under research scholarship, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge (England).

1900 – 1902Oliver Lodge Fellow, King's College, London (England).

1905 – 1909Demonstrator (1905); Assistant Lecturer in Physics; and Special Lecturer in Advanced Electricity (1907-1909), University College, Liverpool, Liverpool (England).

1909 – 1913Wheatstone Professor of Physics, University of London, London (England).

1912Fellow, Royal Society.

1913 – 1944Chair in Natural Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh (Scotland).

1914Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh.

1916Bakerian Lecturer, Royal Society.

1918Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics “for his discovery of the characteristic Röntgen radiation of the elements.

October 23, 1944Death, Edinburgh (Scotland).

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Widnes (England)

Graduate Education

Liverpool (England)

Employment

Cambridge (England)

Liverpool (England)

London (England)

Edinburgh (Scotland)

London (England)

Death

Edinburgh (Scotland)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Electric waves.

Elementary particles.

Physical chemistry.

Radiation.

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Family

Barkla, H. M.

Father.

Barkla, Mary Esther Cowell

Wife.

Barkla, Sarah Glover

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Khastgir, S. R. (Satis Ranjan), 1898-1973

Advised by Barkla at University of Edinburgh.

Lodge, Oliver, Sir, 1851-1940.

Advisor at University of Liverpool.

Reekie, James, 1914-2001

Advised by Barkla at Cambridge University.

Ross, M. A. S.

Advised by Barkla at University of Edinburgh.

Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940

PhD advisor at Cambridge University.

Additional

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Cunningham, Ebenezer

Feather, N. (Norman)

Miller, Franklin, Jr.

Richardson, O. W. (Owen Willans), 1879-1959

Institutions

Major Positions

Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)

Research Associate.

King's College (University of London)

Oliver Lodge Fellow.

University of Edinburgh

Chair in Natural Philosophy.

University of Liverpool. Physics Department

Obtained Honors in Physics degree (1898) and Masters degree in Physics (1899). Demonstrator; Assistant Lecturer in Physics; and Special Lecturer in Advanced Electricity.

University of London

Wheatstone Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Fellow and Bakerian lecturer.

Royal Society of Edinburgh

Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Charles G. Barkla papers

Contact: via the Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts

In private hands

Quality House, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, London

Charles G. Barkla papers, 1903-1919

University Library, Special Collections.

University of Edinburgh

George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LJ, Scotland, UK

O. W. Richardson papers, 1897-1959 (bulk 1920-1940)

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Subject

Arthur Compton letter to Franklin Miller, Jr., 1958

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ebenezer Cunningham, 1963 June 19

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman Feather, 1971 February 25 and 5 November

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Charles Barkla: Nobel Prize in Physics 1917 University of Cambridge biography

Charles Glover Barkla biography

Charles Glover Barkla Nobel Prize biography

Encyclopaedia Britannica: Charles Glover Barkla