Richard Whiddington

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1919-1951 Physics University of Leeds, Leeds, England, United Kingdom 
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(1885 - 1970)
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Richard Whiddington was born in London and educated at the William Ellis School, Highgate and St John's College, Cambridge where he read for the Natural Sciences Tripos specialising in physics. He began research at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge in 1908 and was appointed Demonstrator there the following year. He was elected to a Fellowship at St John's College in 1911. During the First World War he worked at the Royal Aircraft Establishment, Farnborough on radio telegraphy and telephony research and design. After the war he moved to Leeds University as Cavendish Professor of Physics, 1919-1951. He was seconded to government service for the whole of the Second World War, working with the Admiralty Scientific Service on the development of radar equipment for the Navy and then for the Ministry of Supply as Deputy Director of Scientific Research. His successor as Cavendish Professor was E.C. Stoner. He was elected FRS in 1926.
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Whiddington R. (1912) The transmission of cathode rays through matter Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 86: 360-370
Whiddington R. (1911) The Production of Characteristic Rontgen Radiations Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 85: 323-332
Whiddington R. (1911) The Production and Properties of Soft Rontgen Radiation Proceedings of the Royal Society a: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences. 85: 99-118
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