Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of HEINZ LONDON, OM FRS (1907-1970)

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Details of CSAC 5.73
Reference: CSAC 5.73
Title: Catalogue of the papers and correspondence of HEINZ LONDON, OM FRS (1907-1970)

Dr. London's scientific work and conference papers comprise the bulk of the collection; they include notebooks dealing with his work on the 'Tube Alloy' project during the Second World War (Items 23 - 26). Those laboratory notebooks and working papers which are not identifiable by date and/or title have been listed as 'Miscellaneous' (Items 49 - 55).


Many of Dr. London's notes made while he was working at Bristol are written on the back of students' examination scripts.


Many of the earlier working papers, and much of the correspondence, are in German; an indication of this is given in the handlist.


Because of the close relationship which existed between Dr. London and his elder brother, all material and offprints relating to Fritz London and his work have been retained in the collection.


I. Biographical 1 - 7


II. Laboratory notebooks 8 - 42


III. Working papers 43 - 62


IV. Lecture 63


V. Publications 64 - 71


VI. Conference papers 72 - 91


VII. Correspondence 92 - 106


VIII. Offprints 107 - 108


Compiled by Jeannine Alton and Harriot Weiskittel

Date: 1886 - 1972
Held by: Bristol University Information Services: Special Collections, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

London, Heinz, 1907-1970, scientist and physicist

Physical description: 108 files
Immediate source of acquisition:

The papers were received from Mrs. Lucie London, whose short explanatory notes are attached to many of the items. Abstracts and proceedings of conferences on low-temperature physics were accepted by the Radcliffe Science Library, Oxford.

Administrative / biographical background:

1907 Born in Bonn, Germany


1926 - 27 University of Bonn


1927 - 29 Technische Hochschule, Berlin


1929 - 31 University of Munich


1931 - 34 University of Breslau, D.Phil.


1934 - 36 Clarendon Laboratory, Oxford


1936 - 41 Research grant, H.H. Wills Physical Laboratory, Bristol


1939 Marriage to Gertrude Rosenthal (marriage dissolved)


1940 Internment in Isle of Man


1942 Naturalisation


1942 - 46 Work on 'Tube Alloys'


1942 - 43 Imperial Chemical Industries, Birmingham


1943 Birmingham University; Imperial College, London


1943 - 44 Ministry of Supply, Flintshire


1944 - 46 Nuffield Laboratory, Birmingham University


1946 Marriage to Lucie Meissner


1946 - 70 Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell: Principal Scientific Officer,1946; Senior Principal Scientific Officer, 1950; Deputy Chief Scientist, 1958


1959 Awarded first Simon Memorial Prize of the Physical Society's Low Temperature Group


1961 Election to Royal Society

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