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Barkla, Charles Glover (Physicist)

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1877-1944

Nobel Laureate Charles Glover Barkla was born in Widnes on 7 June 1877. He studied at the Liverpool Institute and then at University College, Liverpool, and then Trinity College and King's College, Cambridge. He was a student of physics, and as a research scholar he studied at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge. In 1905, Barkla became a Demonstrator and Assistant Lecturer in Physics, and then in 1909 he was appointed to the Chair of Physics at King's College, London. He held this post until 1913 when he became Professor of Natural Philosophy at Edinburgh University. For his outstanding contribution to physics and his work on the nature of X-radiation and its interaction with matter, Barkla was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1917. Barkla was very interested in music and was an able musician and singer. Professor Charles Glover Barkla died on 23 October 1944.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Faculty of Science Minute Book, 1933-1943

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Identifier: GB 0237 EUA IN1/ACA/SCI/1/16
Scope and Contents Includes letters and reports, covering subjects such as courses, students, research grants and appointments. Those present at meetings included Sir Thomas Hudson Beare, James Kendall, Sir William Wright Smith, Francis Albert Eley Crew, Charles Glover Barkla and Thomas John Jehu.
Dates: 1933-1943

Faculty of Science Minute Book, 1943-1949

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Identifier: GB 0237 EUA IN1/ACA/SCI/1/17
Scope and Contents Includes letters and reports, covering subjects such as courses, students, research grants and appointments. Those present at meetings included Edward Percy Stebbing, James Ritchie, James Kendall, Charles Glover Barkla, Sir William Wright Smith and Sir Edmund Taylor Whitaker.
Dates: 1943-1949

Letter to Charles Glover Barkla from Sir Donald Francis Tovey, 27 October 1928

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Identifier: Coll-411/1/1/L9
Scope and Contents Letter, 7 October 1928, Edinburgh, Sir Donald Francis Tovey to Charles Glover Barkla. The teaching of music at Edinburgh University. Typescript signed.
Dates: 27 October 1928

Papers of Professor Charles Glover Barkla

 Fonds — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Coll-296
Scope and Contents
  1. Lectures and notes, 1903, 1917 (E91.105)
  2. Citation for the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1917 (E96.23)
  3. Congratulatory telegrams on the award of the Nobel Prize for Physics, 1918-1919 (E96.10)
Dates: 1903-1919