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ALLEN, William Douglas

Born Mussooree, Uttar Pradesh, India, 27 July 1914. Education University of Adelaide (B.Sc. 1934, B.Sc.Hons. 1935) and Oxford University (D.Philosophy 1940). Rhodes Scholar South Australia 1937. Scientific officer, Telecommunications Research Establishment, Ministry of Aircraft Production, U.K., 1939-44. Manhattan Project, U.S.A., 1944-45. C.S.I.R. Radiophysics Laboratory, 1946. Research physicist, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, U.K., 1946-61; Rutherford High Energy Laboratory, U.K., 1961-77. Professor of engineering Reading University 1966-78. Visiting professor of physics University of the West Indies, Barbados, 1978-79. Visiting professor of electrical engineering University of Southampton 1979-81.
  1. (Abstract) (With R.S. Burdon & J.W. Lillywhite) Some observations on the interface of mercury against water and aqueous solutions. Australian and New Zealand Association for the Advancement of Science. Report of the Meeting., 23 (Auckland, 1937), 19.
  2. (With K. Grant & R.S. Burdon) Spreading with uniform acceleration. Faraday Society, London. Transactions., 33 (1937), 1531-1532.

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