|BERTRAM NEVILLE BROCKHOUSE: Born July 15, 1918 at Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada|
|Son of Israel Bertram and Mable Emily (Neville) Brockhouse|
|Educated: King George High School, Vancouver, B.C.|
|Served in the Royal Canadian Navy 1939-1945|
|B.A. 1947 (Mathematics and physics) University of British Columbia|
|M.A. 1948 and Ph.D. 1950 (Physics: Solid State) University of Toronto|
|Married to Doris Isobel Mary Miller 1948|
|Research Officer, Chalk River Laboratory, 1950-1959|
|Seconded for 10 months to Brookhaven National Laboratory 1953-54|
|Head, Neutron Physics Branch CRNL, 1960-1962|
|Member of Council, Canadian Association of Physicists, 1960-61|
|Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, 1962 Oliver S. Buckley Prize of the American Physical Society, 1962|
|Professor of Physics, McMaster University, 1962-1984|
|Duddell Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics, 1963|
|Fellow, Royal Society of London, 1965 Chairman, Department of Physics, McMaster University, 1967-70|
|Medal for Achievement in Physics, Canadian Association of Physics, 1967|
|Centennial Medal of Canada, 1967|
|Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, University of Waterloo, 1969|
|Member of Council, American Physical Society, 1969-1973|
|Sabbatical year (1970-71 – Guggenheim Fellowship – BNL, ORNL in USA, AERE Harwell, England)|
|Tory Medal of the Royal Society of Canada, 1973|
|Memberships in societies for History and Philosophy of Science Officer, The Order of Canada, 1982|
|Retired in 1984. Professor Emeritus of Physics, McMaster University|
|Doctor of Science, Honoris Causa, McMaster University, 1984|
|Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1984|
|Honorary Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1990|
|Nobel Prize in Physics, 1994 (with C.G. Shull)|
|some 90 publications, mostly in neutron physics|
|six children, eight grandchildren.|
This CV was written at the time of the award and later published in the book series Les Prix Nobel/Nobel Lectures. The information is sometimes updated with an addendum submitted by the Laureate. To cite this document, always state the source as shown above.
Bertram N. Brockhouse died on October 13, 2003.
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