John Cockcroft OM KCB
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John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB (1897 - 1967)

Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB
Born in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdommap
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Husband of — married 1925 [location unknown]
Died in Churchill College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Englandmap
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Biography

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  • Physicist
  • 1951 - Nobel Prize in Physics

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Sir John Douglas Cockcroft, OM, KCB, CBE, FRS (27 May 1897 – 18 September 1967) was a British physicist who shared with Ernest Walton the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1951 for splitting the atomic nucleus, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power.

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Burial

FAG Ascension Parish Burial Ground, City of Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England
Together with his Wife and child.

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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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Cockcroft-748 and Cockcroft-713 appear to represent the same person because: Hello, I made a duplicate of John Douglas Cockcroft, a cousin of my grandmother, and suggest a merge?
posted by Michael Rhodes

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