The collection consists of various certificates, copy of a speech made in 1958, photographs, press cuttings and a letter giving details of his early life.
Sydney Chapman Collection
- This material is held at
- ReferenceGB 427 SYD
- Dates of Creation1953-1970
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish, and Latin.
- Physical DescriptionOne box
Scope and Content
Administrative / Biographical History
Sydney Chapman was born near Eccles, Lancashire, and attended the Royal Technical Institute, Salford (now the University of Salford) at the age of 14,before going on to complete his education at the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge. After a teaching career at the Universities of Manchester, London and Oxford, he moved in 1953 to the Geophysical Institute, Alaska and to the High Altitude Observatory, Boulder, Colorado. He made major contributions to stellar dynamics, geomagnetism, meteorology and to the kinetic theory of gases. Chapman was elected FRS in 1919. He was due to receive an honorary degree from Salford in July 1970 but died the month before.
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Items donated by Sydney Chapman
Description by Michael Carrier