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Sir John Cockcroft (third from left) being shown part of a particle accelerator during a visit to the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research at Dubna, Moscow. Showing him the equipment is physicist Vladimir Veksler. Cockcroft (1897-1967) was a British physicist. He shared the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics with Ernest Walton for their work on splitting the atomic nucleus. Veksler (1907-1966) was a Ukrainian-Soviet physicist was one of the pioneers of particle accelerator technology and at the time head of the High Energy Division of the Institute. Photographed in 1958.
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