Langworthy Professor

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The Langworthy Professor is the holder of an endowed chair in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, UK.


It was founded by a bequest of £10,000 for the purpose of endowing a professorship of experimental physics by the businessman and politician E. R. Langworthy at Owens College, Manchester in 1874.[1] Owens College later became the Victoria University of Manchester (1904) and then the University of Manchester (2004).

Langworthy Professors[edit]

Several Langworthy Professors have been Nobel Laureates, including Ernest Rutherford, Lawrence Bragg, Patrick Blackett, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov.


  1. ^ Charlton, H. B. (1951) Portrait of a University, 1851–1951. Manchester: Manchester University Press; p. 143, 176