Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett

Physicist, Academic

1897 – 1974

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Who was Patrick Blackett, Baron Blackett?

Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett OM CH FRS was an English experimental physicist known for his work on cloud chambers, cosmic rays, and paleomagnetism. He also made a major contribution in World War II advising on military strategy and developing operational research. His left-wing views saw an outlet in third world development and in influencing policy in the Labour Government of the 1960s.

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Born
Nov 18, 1897
Kensington
Also known as
  • P. M. S. Blackett
Siblings
Religion
  • Atheism
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Education
  • University of Cambridge
  • King's College, Cambridge
  • Magdalene College, Cambridge
Employment
  • Imperial College London
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of London
Lived in
  • United Kingdom
Died
Jul 13, 1974
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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