Talk:National Physical Laboratory (United Kingdom)

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the National Chemical Laboratory (NCL)[edit]

The article tells us that

Others who have spent time at NPL include Harry Huskey, a computer pioneer; Alan Turing, one of the fathers of modern digital computing who was largely responsible for the early ACE computer design; Robert Watson-Watt, generally considered the inventor of radar, Oswald Kubaschewski, the father of computational materials thermodynamics and the numerical analyst James Wilkinson.

I don't have any of Kubaschewski's books at hand but somebody who does may like to check my memory, which tells me that Kubaschewski worked not at the NPL but at the National Chemical Laboratory (bluelinked, but to an article on some Indian institution), which was on the same suburban London site and whose building long ago became part of the NPL. A history of British government funding of science should show whether my "OR" (my memory) about the NCL in general is right or wrong. Morenoodles (talk) 11:22, 26 March 2009 (UTC)