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Nobel prizewinners for physics who were born or died in London

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The physicist Patrick Blackett was born in London in 1897 and died there in 1974. In 1948 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work in the field of nuclear physics.

Patrick Blackett



The American William Shockley was born in 1910 in London. In 1956 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with the Americans John Bardeen and Walter H. Brattain.



The American Anthony J. Leggett was born in 1938 in London. In 2003 he shared the Nobel Prize for Physics with the Russian Vitaly L. Ginzburg and the Russian-born Alexei A. Abrikosov.



The physicist William Bragg died in London in 1942. The father of the English physicist Lawrence Bragg they had shared the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 for their work on the atomic structure of crystals. They were one of only 5 fathers and sons to have received the award.

William Bragg



The physicist Owen Richardson died in London in 1959. In 1928 he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for his pioneering work in thermionics.



The in 1900 Hungarian-born physicist Dennis Gabor died in London in 1979. He had emigrated to Britain in 1933 later becoming a British citizen. In 1971 he had been awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for developing holography.

Denis Gabor



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