Moses Blackman

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Moses Blackman FRS[1] (6 December 1908 – 3 June 1983) was a South African-born British crystallographer.

Early life[edit]

Moses Blackman was born on 6 December 1908, the son of Rev. Joseph Blackman, a minister of religion.[citation needed]

Victoria Boys' High School, Grahamstown, South Africa; Rhodes University College, Grahamstown; University of Göttingen, University of London and University of Cambridge. MSc (SA) 1930; DPhil (Göttingen) 1933; PhD (Imperial College London) 1936; PhD (Cantab) 1938.


He spent his entire career from 1935 at Imperial College, London except during World War II. He was a member of the British Committee on Atomic Energy, 1940–41, and did scientific work for the Ministry of Home Security, 1942-45.

He was Professor of Physics at Imperial College, 1959–76, and was subsequently Professor Emeritus and Senior Research Fellow. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society, 1962.

He was a member of the International Commission on Electron Diffraction, 1957–66, and a member of the Safety in Mines Research Advisory Board, Ministry of Power, 1963-74.

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  1. ^ Pashley, Donald William (1987). "Moses Blackman. 6 December 1908-3 June 1983". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 33: 48–64. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1987.0003. JSTOR 769946.

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