Papers of Professor Alfred Fowler, 1903-1935, including observations on the sun, 1903-1910; laboratory notebooks, 1906-1913; telescope design, 1906-1910; miscellaneous correspondence, 1916-1935.
FOWLER, Professor Alfred (1868-1940)
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- ReferenceGB 98 KPAA FOWLER
- Dates of Creation1903-1935
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish.
- Physical Description2 boxes
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born, 1868; Member of British Government Eclipse Expeditions, 1893, 1896, 1898, 1900, 1905, 1914; Fellow of the Royal Society, 1910; awarded Valz Prize by the Paris Academy of Sciences, 1913; Bakerian Lecturer, Royal Society, 1914 and 1924; awarded Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, 1915; awarded Royal Medal of the Royal Society, 1918; Henry Draper Gold Medal of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, 1920; Yarrow Research Professor of the Royal Society, 1923-1934; President, Section A, British Association, 1926; CBE 1935; President, Institute of Physics 1935-1937; Past-President, Royal Astronomical Society; Emeritus Professor of Astro-Physics, Imperial College; late Member of Advisory Council Department of Scientific and Industrial Research; late General Secretary, International Astronomical Union; died, 1940.Publications: Geometrical Astronomy and Astronomical Instruments (The Concise Knowledge Astronomy ); Popular Telescopic Astronomy. How to make a 2-inch telescope and what to see with it (G Philip & Son, London, 1896); Report on Series in Line Spectra (Physical Society, London, 1922); numerous papers relating to solar and stellar spectra, the spectra of comets, and the structure of spectra in Proceedings of Royal Society and Monthly Notices of Royal Astronomical Society.
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Personal notebook, c 1939, held by the Science Museum Library (reference: MS 2107); correspondence with Niels Bohr (31 items), 1913-1926, held by the Niels Bohr Institute; correspondence with Niels Bohr and S A Goudsmit, 1913-1928, held by the American Philosophical Society Library; correspondence with Lord Cherwell, 1919-1933, held by Nuffield College Library, Oxford University (reference: Cherwell papers); letters to Royal Astronomical Society, 1888-1912, held by the Royal Astronomical Society Library (reference: RAS letters; RAS papers); correspondence relating to solar rotation, 1932-1934, held by the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh.
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