Skip to main content
Shopping cart: items Cart

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Evan James Williams

Atomic Physicist

Distributed for University of Wales Press

Evan James Williams

Atomic Physicist

This book presents the life and work of one of Wales’s most eminent scientists, Evan James Williams (1903–45). Williams’s background was humble: born in rural Cardiganshire, he made his way in the academic world by dint of a powerful intellect and vitally creative thinking. In the early twentieth century, he played a prominent part in the revolution in physics with the emergence of quantum physics, and he was an able experimentalist and brilliant theoretician who made notable contributions to atomic physics and the discovery of a new elementary particle. During World War II, he was instrumental in applying operational research to thwart the threat of German submarines in the Atlantic Ocean. This biography traces the course of Williams’s remarkable life and enables us to appreciate anew his many contributions to science and discovery.
 

208 pages | 10 halftones | 5 1/4 x 8 1/4

Scientists of Wales

History of Science


University of Wales Press image

View all books from University of Wales Press

Table of Contents

Series Editor’s Foreword
List of illustrations
Preface
1 ‘I have a dream’
2 Shaking the foundations
3 Doctorates
4 New horizons
5 Achieving eminence
6 Securing the seas
7 Hope unfulfilled
8 Epilogue
Notes
List of publications by Evan James Williams
Information on works cited
Index

Be the first to know

Get the latest updates on new releases, special offers, and media highlights when you subscribe to our email lists!

Sign up here for updates about the Press