Archibald Howie

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Archibald Howie
Archie Howie Cambridge 2007.jpg
Born (1934-03-08) 8 March 1934 (age 83)
Nationality United Kingdom
Fields Physics
Institutions University of Cambridge
Cavendish Laboratory
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Trinity College, Cambridge[1]
Known for Interpretation of transmission electron microscope images
Notable awards Hughes Medal (1988)
Guthrie Medal and Prize (1992)
Royal Medal (1999)

Archibald "Archie" Howie CBE HonFRMS FRS (born 8 March 1934)[1] is a British physicist, known for his pioneering work on the interpretation of transmission electron microscope images of crystals. Born in 1934, he attended Kirkcaldy High School and the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he subsequently took up a permanent post. He has been a fellow of Churchill College since its foundation, and was President of its Senior Combination Room (SCR) until 2010.

In 1965, with Hirsch, Whelan, Pashley and Nicholson, he published the seminal text Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals.[2] He was elected to the Royal Society in 1978 and awarded their Royal Medal in 1999. In 1992 he was awarded the Guthrie Medal and Prize. He was head of the Cavendish Laboratory from 1989-1997.


  1. ^ a b HOWIE, Prof. Archibald, Who's Who 2014, A & C Black, 2014; online edn, Oxford University Press, 2014
  2. ^ P. Hirsch, A. Howie, R. Nicholson, D. W. Pashley and M. J. Whelan (1965/1977) Electron microscopy of thin crystals (Butterworths/Krieger, London/Malabar FL) ISBN 0-88275-376-2