Andrade, E. N. da C. (Edward Neville da Costa), 1887-1971

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Birth 1887-12-27
Death 1971-06-06

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Edward Neville da Costa Andrade, 1887-1971 was a physicist and popular science writer and broadcaster. He began his career at University College London, where he researched into metal flow, moving to the University of Heidelberg in 1911. In 1913 he went to Manchester, where he worked with Ernest Rutherford on gamma rays. During the Great War, he served as an officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery. In 1920, on Rutherford's recommendation, he became Professor of Physics at the Ordnance College in Woolwich. In 1928 he was appointed Quain Professor of Physics at UCL. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1935. In 1950 he accepted a directorship of the Royal Institution, but resigned in 1952. In 1957 he was appointed a Senior Research Fellow at Imperial College London, where he continued his researches on the flow of metals.

From the guide to the Edward Neville da Costa Andrade papers., 1875-1971, (University of Leicester)

Professor of physics, London University.

From the description of Correspondence with Sir D'Arcy Wentworth Thompson, 1934-1947. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122412503

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