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Nevill F. Mott

Nevill F. MottAKA Nevill Francis Mott

Born: 30-Sep-1905
Birthplace: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Died: 8-Aug-1996
Location of death: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Properties of semiconductors

British physicist Nevill F. Mott devised a theory to explain how light affects photographic emulsion, and the mechanics of substances' transition from metallic to non-metallic states, and won the Nobel Prize in 1977.

Father: Charles Francis Mott (physicist, b. 1877, d. 1967)
Mother: Lilian Mary Reynolds Mott (physicist, b. 1879, d. 1952)
Wife: Ruth Eleanor Horder (m. 1930, two daughters)

    High School: Clifton College, Bristol, England (1923)
    University: BA, St. John's College, Cambridge University (1927)
    University: MA, St. John's College, Cambridge University (1930)
    Professor: Theoretical Physics, Bristol University (1933-)
    Professor: Experimental Physics, Cambridge University (1954-71)
    Administrator: Master, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University (1959-66)

    Hughes Medal 1941
    Royal Medal 1953
    Knight of the British Empire 1962
    Copley Medal 1972
    Nobel Prize for Physics 1977 (with Philip W. Anderson and John H. van Vleck)
    Taylor & Francis Ltd. Past President
    Member of the Board of Taylor & Francis Ltd. Past Chairman
    International Union of Pure and Applied Physics President, 1951-57

Author of books:
An Outline of Wave Mechanisms (1930, physics)
The Theory of the Properties of Metals and Alloys (1936, physics; with H. Jones)
Electronic Processes in Ionic Crystals (1940, physics; with Ronald W Gurney)
Wave Mechanics and Its Applications (1948, physics; with Ian N. Sneddon)
The Theory of Atomic Collisions (1971, with Harrie Massey)
Electronic Processes in Non-Crystalline Materials (1971, with Edward Arthur Davis)
Elementary Quantum Mechanics (1972, physics)
Metal-Insulator Transitions (1974, physics)
Conduction in Non-Crystalline Materials (1986, physics)
Can Scientists Believe? (1991, essays)
High Yemperature Superconductors and Other Superfluids (1994, physics, with A. S. Alexandrov)
A Life in Science (1995, memoir)
Sir Nevill Mott: 65 Years in Physics (1995, physics; with A. S. Alexandrov)



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