Kenneth Allen (physicist)

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Kenneth Allen
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Born17 November 1923 Edit this on Wikidata
Died2 May 1997 Edit this on Wikidata (aged 73)
Alma mater
Scientific career
ThesisSome investigations with fast neutrons
Doctoral studentsElspeth Garman

Kenneth William Allen (17 November 1923 – 2 May 1997) was Professor of Nuclear Physics at the University of Oxford, England. The Independent stated that "Allen will be best remembered for his outstanding contributions to nuclear structure physics and for his advocacy of the use of electrostatic nuclear accelerators in other areas of science. Accelerators - otherwise known as "atom smashers" - are machines used for studying nuclear reactions by creating beams of high-energy particles."[1]

Kenneth Allen was educated at: Ilford County High School; University of London (Drapers' Scholar); St Catharine's College, Cambridge (PhD (Cantab) 1947).


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  1. ^ "Obituary: Professor Kenneth Allen". The Independent. 24 May 1997. Archived from the original on 21 September 2013.

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