Walton, Ernest Thompson Sinton

Walton, Ernest Thompson Sinton,

1903–95, Irish physicist, educated at Methodist College (Belfast), Trinity College (Dublin), and Cambridge. He became a fellow of Trinity College in 1934 and professor of natural and experimental philosophy there in 1946. The 1951 Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded jointly to Walton and Sir John CockcroftCockcroft, Sir John Douglas,
1897–1967, English physicist, educated at the Univ. of Manchester and St. John's College, Cambridge. He was a fellow of St. John's College (1928–46) and professor of natural philosophy at Cambridge (1939–46).
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 for their pioneering work in transmuting atomic nuclei by bombarding elements with artificially accelerated atomic particles.


See B. Cathcart, The Fly in the Cathedral (2004).