Cockcroft, John Douglas, Sir, 1897 - 1967 (Knight, nuclear physicist and first Master of Churchill College)
- Existence: 1897 - 1967
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Contents of original file entitled "The Pugwash Movement" relating to the British Advisory Committee and fund raising. Includes correspondence with Lord Russell [Bertrand Russell], Sir John Cockcroft and Lord Kennet [Wayland Young]. Includes draft and copies of "The Pugwash Movement" information leaflet (see also RTBT 5/9/1/3), speech given at Central Hall Westminster 17 January 1959 and printed copy of the Vienna Declaration 1958.
Papers relating to Cockcroft, particularly his research work and correspondence with the Cavendish Laboratory, and lectures by and concerning him.
Including papers about Churchill Archives Centre.
Including Sir John Cockcroft.
The papers include: physics notebooks; lecture and teaching notes, 1927-73; papers on the invention and patenting of the proximity fuze [proximity fuse]; copy of a paper by Professor John Cockcroft, "A General Account of Army Radar"; copy of the Los Alamos lectures on nuclear physics, 1943; journals from the Home Office Scientific Adviser's branch, 1961-66 and 1973; and a Home Office civil defence data book, as well as correspondence with John Maynard Keynes, 1936-1944.
The collection relates to Burcham's scientific career, especially his work in the high voltage laboratory under M L E Oliphant and P I Dee which was set up to pursue the findings of Sir John Cockcroft and E T S Walton in splitting atomic nuclei.
These files mainly contain routine correspondence and reports regarding the early development of the atomic bomb.
Papers comprising laboratory notebooks, articles, lectures, correspondence and photographs.
Also includes records of the Kapitza Club, 1922-58 and 1966, and copy papers of the Maud Committee, 1940-1.
With offprints of papers by Ernest Rutherford, 1872-1913.