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Joseph Rotblat

Joseph RotblatAKA Józef Rotblat

Born: 4-Nov-1908
Birthplace: Lodz, Poland
Died: 31-Aug-2005
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Physicist, Activist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Nuclear physicist, anti-nuke activist

The only scientist to quit the Manhattan Project on moral grounds.

Wife: Tola Gryn (m. 1937, died in the Holocaust)

    University: MA, Free University of Poland (1932)
    University: Doctor of Physics, University of Warsaw (1938)
    University: Liverpool University (1945-49)
    University: PhD, University of Liverpool (1950)
    Professor: University of London (1950-76)
    University: DSc, University of London (1953)
    Professor: University of Edinburgh (1975-76)
    Professor: University of Penang, Malaysia (1977-78)

    Manhattan Project (resigned 1944)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences Honorary Foreign Member (1972)
    Athenaeum Club (London)
    Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament Co-Founder
    Royal Society Fellow (1995)
    World Health Organization Advisory Committee on Medical Research (1972-75)
    World Health Organization Management Group (1984-90)
    Hague Appeal for Peace Honorary Committee
    Commander of the British Empire 1965
    Knighthood 1998
    Nobel Peace Prize 1995
    Naturalized UK Citizen 1946
    Stroke
    Jewish Ancestry


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