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John Cockcroft

Physicist (27-May-1897 — 18-Sep-1967)


Guy Hartcup and T. E. Allibone. Cockcroft and the Atom. Bristol, England: Hilger. 1983. 320pp.

Brian Cathcart. The Fly in the Cathedral: How A Small Group of Cambridge Scientists Won the Race to Split the Atom. London: Viking Press. 2004. 288pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

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  4. Wikipedia [link]

  5. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.152)

  6. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.145)

  7. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.36)

  8. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.463)

  9. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientific Biography (p.137)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.117)

  11. Obituaries from the Times 1961-1970 (p.154)

  12. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.100)

  13. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.102)

  14. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.136)

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