Carl Howard Collie

1930-1971 Physics University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom 
"Carl Howard Collie"

(1903 - 1991)
... was succeeded in 1929 by C.H. Collie. Collie had come to the UK during the First World War, his father having owned an antimony factory in Belgium. He went to Warwick School, where he encountered Sydney Watson, whom he was to meet again as a colleague in 1955 as Organist and Music Tutor at Christ Church. Collie entered New College as a Scholar to read Chemistry, and undertook research with Russell in the Christ Church laboratory in 1924. The radioactivity researches of the day were basic and horrifyingly simple in their techniques. "We just used to take 1 kg of uranium..." he would begin. After graduating, Collie devoted himself to physics, with encouragement and good will from Lindemann, leading to an appointment in the Clarendon laboratory. In 1928, he came to Christ Church and became Lee's Reader in Physics until his retirement in 1971. Collie was to lay the foundations of what became nuclear physics at Oxford, ...
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Alexander Stuart Russell research assistant 1927 Oxford
Frederick Alexander Lindemann research scientist 1930 Oxford


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Claude Hurst grad student 1933 Oxford
David Ritson grad student 1948 Oxford
Richard Wilson grad student 1949 Oxford
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Wynchank SAR, Cox AE, Collie CH. (1966) The thermal neutron absorption cross section of the AERE boron standard Nuclear Instruments and Methods. 39: 350
Cox AE, Wynchank SAR, Collie CH. (1965) The proton-thermal neutron capture cross section Nuclear Physics. 74: 497-507
Wynchank SAR, Cox AE, Collie CH. (1965) The thermal neutron capture cross section of a natural boron Nuclear Physics. 62: 491-496
Whitehead C, McMurray WR, Aitken MJ, et al. (1958) Ejection of Photoprotons from Light Elements by 45-110 Mev Bremsstrahlung Physical Review. 110: 941-953
Thornton DEJ, Meads RE, Collie CH. (1958) Energy levels of na23 from the ne22(p,γ)na23 reaction Physical Review. 109: 480-484
Meads RE, England CJ, Collie CH, et al. (1956) The capture cross section of thermal neutrons in water Proceedings of the Physical Society. Section A. 69: 469-479
Collie CH, Meads RE, Lockett EE. (1956) The capture cross section of neutrons by Boron Proceedings of the Physical Society. Section A. 69: 464-468
McMurray WR, Collie CH. (1955) The radium equivalent of 24Na sources and the photodisintegration cross section of deuterium Proceedings of the Physical Society. Section A. 68: 181-188
Hird B, Whitehead C, Butler J, et al. (1954) γ rays from the C13(p, γ)N14 and Na23(p, γ)Mg24 reactions Physical Review. 96: 702-703
Shaw PFD, Collie CH. (1951) 95. Comparison of weak neutron fluxes by use of organic bromides Journal of the Chemical Society (Resumed). 434-443
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