Sir John Cockcroft


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Noun1.Sir John Cockcroft - British physicist who (with Ernest Walton in 1931) first split an atom (1897-1967)
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It begins with claims made by Bhabha and Nehru about Apsara -- the much- acclaimed swimming pool reactor -- being an indigenous effort, whereas it was completely based on the design and technical data that Bhabha got from his colleague from Cambridge, Sir John Cockcroft.
Prof Swapan Chattopadhyay, director of the Cockcroft Institute and Sir John Cockcroft Professor of Physics at the Universities of Liverpool, Manchester and Lancaster, said: "I'm delighted that the international community of accelerator scientists and technologists working here at the Cockcroft Institute have been able to attract Tech-X USA, who are a singularly reputable name in advanced computing, to co-locate here during its start-up phase in the UK.
A short stay in this burial ground will also reveal the last resting places of Nobel prize winner Sir John Cockcroft, two of Charles Darwin's sons and the philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein, as well as many other distinguished past Cantabrigians.