James L. Tuck

Physicist, Award Winner

1910 – 1980

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Who was James L. Tuck?

James Leslie Tuck OBE, was a British physicist. He was born in Manchester, England, and educated at the Victoria University of Manchester. Because of his involvement with the Manhattan Project, he was unable to submit his thesis on time and never received his doctoral degree.

In 1937 he was offered an appointment as a Salter Research Fellow at Oxford University, where he worked with Leó Szilárd on particle accelerators.

At the outbreak of World War II, he was appointed as the scientific advisor to Frederick Alexander Lindemann, who was on the private staff of Winston Churchill. His research included work on shaped charges, used in anti-tank weapons. For this work he received the Order of the British Empire from King George VI.

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Born
Jan 9, 1910
Manchester
Also known as
  • James Leslie Tuck
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Manchester
    ( - 1932)
Died
Dec 15, 1980

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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