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James Chadwick

Physicist James Chadwick

Profession: Physicist


Biography: James Chadwick was the recipient of the 1935 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of the neutron in 1932.

Chadwick began his career working in Ernest Rutherford's laboratory at Cambridge University. In 1935 he moved to Liverpool University.

Chadwick was the main author of the MAUDE Report, a summary of British atomic bomb research that convinced Us President Franklin D. Roosevelt to fund atomic research in the US. This led to the Manhattan project for which Chadwick headed up the British arm. Chadwick moved to Los Amos in 1944 to be part of the team to test the bomb.

Chadwick was knighted for his wartime contribution in 1945.

Born: October 20, 1891
Birthplace: Bollington, Cheshire, England

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 24, 1974 (aged 82)
Cause of Death: Died in his sleep

Married Life

  • 1925-08-11 Physicist James Chadwick (33) weds Aileen Stewart-Brown

Historical Events

  • 1935-12-10 James Chadwick is awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his discovery of the neutron
  • 1941-07-15 Britain's MAUDE Report edited by James Chadwick approved, concludes an atomic bomb is feasible

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