Bertram Neville Brockhouse

General Physics, Subatomic Particles, Optics, Biophysics, Theoretical Physics

Won the Nobel Prize in 1994 for designing the Triple-Axis Neutron Spectroscope and his use of it to investigate Condensed Matter

"Your mind is your most valuable survival organ. Learn to tune your mind like a radio, filtering out all the noise and other channels, focusing on one thing."

Birthdate
July 15, 1918

Birthplace
Lethbridge, Alberta

Date of Death
October 13, 2003

Place of Death
Hamilton, Ontario

Residence
Ancaster, Ontario

Family Members
  • Father: Israel Brockhouse
  • Mother: Mabel Emily Neville
  • Spouse: Doris Miller
  • Children: Anne, Gordon, Ian, James, Beth, and Charles
  • Grandchildren: 8

Personality
Modest, honest, absent minded, frugal, kind, opinionated

Favorite Music
Gilbert and Sullivan, Mikado, "A Wandering Minstrel I" or Yeoman of the Guard, "I Have A Song to Sing Oh"

Other Interests
Family, reading, bridge, and computers.

Status
Deceased

Degrees
  • B.A. (Physics and Math, 1947) UBC
  • PhD (Physics, 1950) U of Toronto

Awards
  • Nobel Prize for Physics, 1994
  • Tory Medal (Royal Society of Canada)
  • Buckley Prize (American Physical Society)
  • Duddell Medal and Prize (British Institute of Physics and Physical Society)
  • Centennial Medal of Canada
  • Fellow, Royal Society of Canada
  • Companion, Order of Canada
  • Foreign member, Royal Swedish Academy
  • Fellow, Royal Society of London
  • Silver Jubilee Medal

Mentor

Donald Hurst, his boss at the Chalk River Atomic Energy Project who supported him in his study of neutron beams.


Last Updated
January 11, 2013

Popularity
*****

Personal Webpage Profile viewed 65013 times Career Advice