John Cockroft and Frederick Lindemann

John Cockroft and Frederick Lindemann

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: John Cockroft and Frederick Lindemann. Portrait of British physicists John Cockroft (1897-1967) and Frederick Lindemann, 1st Viscount Cherwell (1886-1957) talking. Cockcroft shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics with Ernest Walton for their work on splitting the atomic nucleus. Lindemann developed the mathematical theory of the aircraft spin, and tested his theory in flight himself. In 1919 he was appointed professor of experimental philosophy at Oxford.

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