Scientist, Deceased Person
1915 – 1996
Who was Robert Hurst?
Robert Hurst, CBE, GM, was a New Zealand-born scientist. He was the first director of the experimental fast-breeder reactor complex at Dounreay, and later the director of the British Ship Research Association. During World War II he worked in bomb disposal and mine detection, and was awarded the George Medal for his work as part of the team that defused the first V-1 flying bomb found intact in Britain.
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