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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 12, Issue 3 (June 1, 1937)

Research Work at Cambridge

Research Work at Cambridge.

Graduating at Canterbury with double first-class honours, in mathematics and physics, the young investigator was awarded the 1851 Exhibition Scholarship by the University, and this carried him to Cambridge. There he was quickly immersed in the study of Rontgen's great discovery of X-rays, so called because at that time their nature was quite unknown. The experimental work arising from this discovery has led during the forty odd years which have elapsed to the understanding of the whole nature of electricity and matter and the isolation of the individual units of both. The whole of physical and chemical science has been revolutionised, and the commercial and industrial application of the work has given us a succession of modern miracles.