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Bertram Brockhouse

Bertram Neville Brockhouse (July 15, 1918October 13, 2003) was a Nobel prize-winning Canadian physicist.

Brockhouse was a graduate of the University of British Columbia (B.A., 1947) and the University of Toronto (M.A., 1948; Ph.D., 1950). From 1950 to 1962 he carried out research at Atomic Energy of Canada's Chalk River Nuclear Laboratory. In 1962, he became professor at McMaster University in Canada, where he remained until his retirement in 1984.

He shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics with American Clifford Shull for developing neutron scattering techniques for studying condensed matter. In 1982 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1995.

External links

  • Obituary on McMaster University site
  • profile
  • Bertram Brockhouse
  • Nobel site

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