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Charles Barkla
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Born in Widnes, Cheshire
Born on 27th of June 1877
Died on 23rd of October 1944

Born 1877. Died 1944 - English physicist and Nobel Prize winner.

After studying at Liverpool and Cambridge Universities he began studying X-rays, which he researched for the next forty years, also taking the first steps towards the concept of the atomic number. By 1911 he was recognised as a leader in his field, and in 1917 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for physics.

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