History, People and FAQs
This resource, from the Living in a Materials World CD-ROM produced by Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), describes the achievements of some of the physicists and chemists who have contributed to our scientific understanding of the structure and behaviour of atoms.
Historical developments describes the work and achievements of scientists throughout history:
• Edward Victor Appleton (1892-1965)
• Prince Louis-Victor Pierre Raymond de Broglie (1892-1987)
• William Lawrence Bragg (1890-1971)
• Bertram N Brockhouse (1918-)
• James Chadwick (1891-1974)
• John Douglas Cockcroft (1897-1967)
• John Dalton (1766-1844)
• Democritus (c.460-361 BC)
• Johannes (Hans) Wilhelm Geiger (1882-1945)
• Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)
• Clifford G Shull (1915-2001)
• Joseph John Thomson (1856-1940)
• Ernest Walton (1903-1995)
People at work gives profiles of some of the scientists who work at ISIS. Each profile describes the scientist's job, education and employment background, what they enjoy about working at the facility, their achievements and their future plans.
Scientists profiled are:
• Devashibhai Adroja: Research Scientist for Inelastic Neuron Scattering
• Steve Bennington: Group Leader for Inelastic Neutron Scattering
• Susan Bucknall: Personal Assistant to the Director of the ISIS facility
• Martyn Bull: Research Scientist for Single Crystal Spectroscopy and Diffraction
• Jude Dann: Research Scientist for Engineering Applications
• Richard Down: Section Leader in the Cryogenics Group
• Sean Higgins: Graduate Engineer in Project Engineering
• Stewart Parker: Research Scientist for Molecular Specroscopy
• Joe Russell: Technician in the Electronics Group
• Uschi Steigenberger: Head of the ISIS Spectroscopy and Support Division
The Frequently asked questions resource answers questions about the laboratory's background:
• What does ISIS stand for?
• When was ISIS built?
• What was before ISIS?
• Who was Rutherford?
• Why is the laboratory named after Rutherford?
• Who was Appleton?
• Why is the laboratory named after Appleton?
• How was the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory formed?
STFC is a part of the Research Councils UK (RCUK) partnership of research councils.
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