1789-2010, English, Book, Illustrated edition: William H. Bragg and William L. (Lawrence) Bragg : the research records of John Jenkin, c.1789-2010. Jenkin, John G. (John Grenfell)

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Physical Description
  • 46 boxes.
Published
  • 1789-2010.
Language
  • English

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Title
  • William H. Bragg and William L. (Lawrence) Bragg : the research records of John Jenkin, c.1789-2010.
Author
  • Jenkin, John G. (John Grenfell)
Other Authors
  • Bragg, W. H. (William Henry), 1862-1942.
  • Bragg, Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971.
Published
  • 1789-2010.
Physical Description
  • 46 boxes.
Subjects
Time Period
  • 17892010
Target Audience
  • Specialized
Summary
  • The collected research papers of Dr. John Jenkin on the lives and work of William Henry Bragg and his son William Lawrence Bragg (known as Lawrence Bragg), who were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in 1915 for introducing and developing the science of X-ray crystallography. The collection is particularly strong in covering their time in Adelaide, and the work which culminated in their receipt of the Nobel Prize. John Jenkin, honorary associate of the Philosophy Program at La Trobe University, has published widely in all areas of his career, his research into the Braggs culminating in the publication of his major work William and Lawrence Bragg, father and son: the most extraordinary collaboration in science (Oxford, UK: OUP, 2008).
Contents
  • Series 1. William Henry Bragg: Early life, and general files
  • Series 2. William Henry Bragg: life and work in Adelaide
  • Series 3. William Henry Bragg: later life
  • Series 4. William Lawrence Bragg
  • Series 5. General research files, publications and related material
  • Series 6. Photographs, and related material
  • Series 7. Microfilm and audiovisual material.
Biography
  • Physicist. William Henry Bragg was born in Cumbria, 2nd July 1862 and was educated on the Isle of Man, and Trinity College, Cambridge. He moved to South Australia in 1886 and took up a position as Professor of Mathematics and Experimental Physics at the University of Adelaide. At Adelaide he spent many years teaching and involving himself in University life before beginning his own research. In 1907 his work on radioactivity gained him a Fellowship of the Royal Society and in 1908 he left Adelaide to become Professor of Mathematics and Physics at the University of Leeds. He continued his own research and in 1915 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics, along with his son William Lawrence Bragg, for his work on X-ray Crystallography. He continued to be a prominent figure within the scientific community until his death in March 1942.
  • Physicist. William Lawrence Bragg, widely known as Lawrence Bragg, was an Australian-British physicist who first enunciated Bragg's Law, pioneered the use of X-rays to determine crystal structures, shared with his father the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics (remaining the youngest-ever laureate) and who, as Director of the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, promoted research to discover the structure of proteins (notably DNA). Lawrence Bragg, son of William Henry Bragg, was born in Adelaide, South Australia, on March 31, 1890. He received his early education at St. Peter's College and took his degree in mathematics with first-class honours in 1908 at the University of Adelaide. He moved to England with his father in 1909 and gained first-class honours in the Natural Science Tripos in 1912 at Trinity College, Cambridge, where in 1914 he was appointed as Fellow and Lecturer in Natural Sciences. From 1912 to 1914 worked with his father on X-rays and crystal structure and it was this work which earned them jointly the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915. From 1915 to 1919 he served as Technical Advisor on Sound Ranging to the Map Section, G.H.Q., France, receiving the O.B.E. and the M.C. in 1918. He was appointed Langworthy Professor of Physics at Manchester University in 1919, and held this post till 1937. Bragg was Director of the National Physical Laboratory in 1937-1938 and Cavendish Professor of Experimental Physics, Cambridge, from 1938 to 1953. He was knighted in 1941 and died 1 July 1971.
Notes
  • Collective title supplied by cataloguer.
  • Includes bibliographical references.
  • The records in John Jenkin's William H. Bragg and William L. (Lawrence) Bragg Research Collection cover the lives of William Henry and William Lawrence Bragg and are the result of Dr. John Jenkin's extensive research over a period of more than 25 years. In June 2005 an informal survey of the collection was performed by Gavan McCarthy, Director of the Australian Technology and Heritage Centre of the University of Melbourne. In 2008-2009 the collection was transferred to the eScholarship Research Centre offices at the University of Melbourne where Michael Jones surveyed and documented the collection in full. The Barr Smith Library agreed to fund the full listing of the collection, including the simultaneous re-housing of the material to ensure its preservation, by the eSRC. The collection was transferred to the Special Collections section of the Barr Smith Library in November 2010.
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