Alan Cottrell

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Birthday
17, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 15, 2012 (92)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
17, 1919
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 15, 2012 (92)

About

English physicist who is considered a pioneer in the area of solid state physics. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the Copley Medal, the Royal Society's most distinguished honor.

Before Fame

He earned his PhD from the University of Birmingham.

Trivia

He was made a member of the Fellow of the Royal Society in 1955 and was knighted in 1971.

Family Life

He was married to Jean Elizabeth Harber from 1994 until her death in 1999. They had one son together.

Associated With

He and Ross J Anderson have both served as professors at the University of Cambridge.

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