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Cecil Frank Powell

Physicist and Nobel Laureate Cecil Frank Powell

Profession: Physicist and Nobel Laureate

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Cecil Frank Powell was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1950 for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes (Photographic method) and discovery of the pion.

Born: December 5, 1903
Birthplace: Tonbridge, Kent, England
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: August 9, 1969 (aged 65)

Events in the Life of Cecil Frank Powell

  • 1950-12-11 British Physicist Cecil Frank Powell awarded Nobel Prize in Physics for his study of nuclear processes and the discovery of the pion