D982 - Skinner, Herbert W. B. FRS - [c.1922-27]-1990

Archive level description: Sub-sub fonds
Physical Description:54 items
Reference Number:D982
Custodial History:These papers of Professor Skinner were generously deposited by his daughter, Mrs. Elaine Wheatley, Cambridge, per the University Department of Physics, February 2007.
Biographical/Administrative Information:Professor Herbert W.B. Skinner (1900-60) held the Lyon Jones Chair of Physics at the University of Liverpool, in succession to Sir James Chadwick, from 1949 until his death in 1960. Educated at Rugby and at Trinity College, Cambridge (1919-26), he undertook research in Physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 1922-27, graduating MA and PhD in 1925. He was Wills Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, 1927-39. During the War he undertook pioneer work on centimetre wave radar at the Telecommunication Research Establishment (TRE) at Swanage and Malvern and later on atomic energy at Berkeley, California (with the British Atomic Energy team in the USA). He was head of the General Physics Division, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, 1946-50. For an account of Professor Skinner's work, see the Royal Society Biographical Memoir (D.982/3/13) and Dr. Peter Rowlands, 125 Years of Excellence, The University of Liverpool Physics Department 1881 to 2006 (Science Communication Unit/PD Publications, Oliver Lodge Laboratory, Liverpool, 2006), pp.27-31.