kids encyclopedia robot

C. F. Powell facts for kids

Kids Encyclopedia Facts
Quick facts for kids
C. F. Powell
Cecil Powell.jpg
Cecil Frank Powell

(1903-12-05)5 December 1903
Died 9 August 1969(1969-08-09) (aged 65)
Valsassina, Italy
Nationality English
Citizenship British
Alma mater University of Cambridge
Known for Photographic method
Discovery of the pion
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1950)
Hughes Medal (1949)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1949)
Royal Medal (1961)
Lomonosov Gold Medal (1967)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Cambridge
University of Bristol
Doctoral advisor C. T. R. Wilson
Ernest Rutherford
Doctoral students MGK Menon

Cecil Frank Powell, FRS (5 December 1903 – 9 August 1969) was an English physicist, and Nobel Prize in Physics laureate for his development of the photographic method of studying nuclear processes and for the resulting discovery of the pion (pi-meson), a subatomic particle.

kids search engine
C. F. Powell Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.