John Cockcroft

John Douglas Cockcroft (1897 - 1967)

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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft
Born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Churchill College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 25 Jun 2017
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  • Physicist
  • 1951 - Nobel Prize in Physics

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Research Notes

The eldest son of a mill owner, John Arthur Cockcroft, and his wife Annie Maude née Fielden. He had four younger brothers; Eric, Philip, Keith and Lionel.

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