Edward Andrade

Edward Neville da Costa Andrade (* December 27, 1887 in London, † June 6, 1971 ) was a British physicist.

Life and work

Edward Andrade received his doctorate from the University of Heidelberg and conducted research in the following 1914 short, but very successful, with Ernest Rutherford in Manchester. Both researchers worked to demonstrate the wave nature of gamma rays with the help of X-ray spectra. A little later, he joined the Royal Artillery.

From 1928 to 1950 he was Quain Professor of Physics at the University of London and three years later Fuller Professor of Chemistry at the Royal Institution. In addition, Andrade was a radio announcer on the BBC radio show Brains Trust.

Writings (selection )

  • An Approach to Modern Physics. Bell, London 1956.
  • Sir Isaac Newton. Collins, London 1954; Doubleday, New York 1964.
  • Physics for the Modern World. Barnes and Noble, 1962
  • Rutherford and the Nature of the atom. Doubleday New York 1964.
  • A brief history of the Royal Society. Royal Society, London 1960.
  • An introduction to science. 4 Volumes, Oxford, Blackwell, 1935 to 1947 ( with Julian Huxley ).