Paul Taunton Matthews
|Paul Taunton Matthews|
|Born||19 November 1919
Erode, Tamil Nadu, British India (present-day India)
|Died||26 February 1987
|Residence||Cambridge, United Kingdom|
|Institutions||Imperial College London
University of Bath
Science and Engineering Research Council
|Alma mater||Imperial College London|
|Doctoral advisor||Nicholas Kemmer|
|Doctoral students||Faheem Hussain
|Other notable students||Abdus Salam
|Notable awards||Order of the British Empire
Fellow of the Royal Society
Adams Prize (1958)
Rutherford Medal and Prize (1978)
He was born in Erode in India. He was awarded the Adams Prize in 1958, elected to the Royal Society in 1963, and awarded the Rutherford Medal and Prize in 1978. He became head of the Physics Department of Imperial College, London and later vice chancellor of the University of Bath. He was also awarded an Honorary Degree (Doctor of Science) by the University of Bath in 1983. He was also chairman of the Nuclear Physics Board of the Science Research Council.
He died in Cambridge from injuries sustained in a cycling accident.
- Kibble, T. W. B. (1988). "Paul Taunton Matthews. 19 November 1919-26 February 1987". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 34: 554–526. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1988.0018. JSTOR 770061.
- Matthews, P. T. (1971). The nuclear apple: recent discoveries in fundamental physics. London: Chatto and Windus. ISBN 0-7011-1709-5.
- Matthews, Paul T. (1974). Introduction to quantum mechanics. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-084036-9.
- Salam, Abdus (October 1987). "Obituary: Paul Matthews". Physics Today 40 (10): 142–146. Bibcode:1987PhT....40j.142S. doi:10.1063/1.2820245.
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