The Family History of Katherine Anne Sandison

Professor Charles Glover Barkla 

Professor Charles Glover Barkla

Male 1877 - 1944

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  • Title  Professor 
    Birth  7 Jun 1877  Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    1891 Census  to 1901  Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died  23 Oct 1944  Braidwood, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I45  Rose/Sharpley Tree
    Last Modified  07 Feb 2012 

    Father  John Martin Barkla,   b. Jun 1845, St Agnes, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1922, 1 Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Sarah Glover,   b. Dec 1847, Widnes, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1933, 1 Elizabeth Terrace, Ditton, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  27 Mar 1871  Farnworth, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F9  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Esther Cowell,   b. 1881, Douglas, Isle of Man Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1907 
    Children 
     1. John Michael Barkla,   b. c1912,   d. 31 Aug 1943, Carthage Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  20 Sep 2008 
    Family ID  F14  Group Sheet

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  • Notes 
    • Nobel Prize for Physics 1917
      See: http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1917/barkla-bio.html
    • British physicist who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1917 for his work on X-ray scattering, which occurs when X rays pass through a material and are deflected by the atomic electrons. This technique proved to be particularly useful in the study of atomic structures.

      Educated at Trinity and King's colleges, Cambridge, he joined the faculty of Liverpool University in 1902, moved to the University of London in 1909, and became professor of natural philosophy at the University of Edinburgh in 1913.

      In 1906 Barkla and C.A. Sadler used X-ray scattering to determine the number of electrons in the carbon atom. At about the same time Barkla was able to polarize X rays (select X-ray waves that vibrate in the same plane), thus demonstrating that X rays are transverse waves and hence like other electromagnetic radiations, such as light.

      Encyclopędia Britannica




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