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us: Price, William C., 1909-1993

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  • Fuller Name

    • William Charles
  • Variants

    • us: Price, William Charles, 1909-
    • us: Price, W. C. (William Charles), 1909-1993
    • us: Price, Bill, 1909-1993
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1909-04-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1993-02-10
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Swansea (Wales)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Johns Hopkins University
        • Affiliation Start: 1932
        • Affiliation End: 1935
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Cambridge
        • Affiliation Start: 1935
        • Affiliation End: 1943
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) University of Chicago
        • Affiliation Start: 1946
        • Affiliation End: 1947
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) King's College London
        • Affiliation Start: 1948
        • Affiliation End: 1976
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    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Spectrum analysis
      • Occupation

          (lcsh) College teachers
            (lcsh) Physicists
        • Earlier Established Forms

            Price, William Charles, 1909-Price, William Charles,1909-
        • Sources

          • found: The absorption spectrum of acetylene, ethylene and ethane in the far ultraviolet, 1935: title page (W. C. Price)
          • found: The uncertainty principle and foundations of quantum mechanics: a fifty years' survey, 1977: title Page (edited by William C. Price)
          • found: Wave mechanics, 1973: title page (edited by William C. Price)
          • found: A collection of invited papers in honour of the late Professor W.C. (Bill) Price, 1995
          • found: Wikipedia, March 17, 2016 (Bill Price (physicist); Professor William Charles Price FRS was a British physicist (spectroscopy); he was born April 1, 1909 and brought up in Swansea; he gained a BSc in Physics from Swansea University in 1930; Price then spent three years as a Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA; he was appointed to the University of Cambridge on a 1851 Research Fellowship in 1935, at the university's Physical Chemical Laboratory; in 1937 he became university demonstrator, and from 1938 a Prize Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge; in 1938 he was awarded the Royal Institute of Chemistry's Meldola Medal and Prize; he worked at the Royal Aircraft Establishment in the field of ultra-violet absorption spectroscopy; he set up a spectroscopic group at Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) at Billingham Manufacturing Plant in 1943; from 1948 to 1976 he worked at the Wheatstone Physics Laboratory at King's College London; during this period he became a Fellow of the Royal Society (1959), Wheatstone Professor of Physics (1962) and Dean of the Faculty of Science (1966 to 1968); at King's College London he was a pioneer of identifying Rydberg series ultra-violet absorption spectra; it was through his work with infra-red absorption spectroscopy that the alignment of the hydrogen bonds of the DNA base pairs, relative to the DNA fibre axis, was found; Price died on March 10, 1993)
          • found: Biographical memoirs of fellows of the Royal Society, 1997: volume 43, page 430-442 (William Charles Price, 1 April 1909-10 March 1993; spectroscopist; known as Bill Price to his friends; born in Swansea on April 1, 1909; the bulk of his career was spent at King's Collge, Longon (1948-1976), where he was the Wheatstone Professor of Physics); he was at Johns Hopkins, where he worked for a Ph. D., from 1932-1935 and at Cambridge from 1935-1943; he moved to I.C.I. Billingham in 1943 where he built up a spectroscopic analytical section; he spent 1946-1947 at the University of Chicago as a Research Associate in Molecular Spectroscopy with funds provided by the U.S. Navy)
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          • 2016-03-19: revised
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