2008

NT2363 : Blue plaque for a Nobel prize winner

taken 16 years ago, near to Easter Howgate, Midlothian, Scotland

Blue plaque for a Nobel prize winner
Blue plaque for a Nobel prize winner
Wilson spent a few weeks as a volunteer observer at the meteorological observatory on Ben Nevis summit in 1894. On returning to Cambridge, he devised a cloud chamber apparatus to reproduce clouds on a small scale, which also proved invaluable in detecting ionising radiation, then a burgeoning branch of physics. He shared the 1927 Nobel Prize with Arthur Compton for this work.

The plaque is a couple of hundred metres along a path from the ranger centre at Flotterstone, close by the Pentland Hills.

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NT2363, 57 images   (more nearby 🔍)
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Jim Barton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 30 July, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 231 630 [100m precision]
WGS84: 55:51.2696N 3:13.7693W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 231 630
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