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Professor Cyril Hilsum (b.1925), British physicist and electronic engineer. Hilsum was educated at University College, London, from where he gained a degree and a doctorate. In 1945 Hilsum entered research for the UK Government, first on radar and infrared detection systems, then later on semiconductors and flat-panel electronic displays. In 1979 Hilsum was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 1985 was appointed Director of Research at the General Electric Company (GEC). Photographed in 1993.
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