Bachelor of Science, University Manchester, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, 1954. Doctor (honorary), Soka University, 1989.
Senior science officer United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, 1954-1958. Lecturer Imperial College, 1958-1964. Visiting physicist Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, University California, 1964-1965.
Senior lecturer Imperial College, 1965-1968. Group leader Bubble Chamber Research Company Rutherford High Energy Laboratory, 1968-1971. Professor physics Imperial College, 1971-1991, emeritus, since 1991, head department physics, 1980-1983, senior research fellow, since 1991.
Research director European Organization of Nuclear Research, 1983-1986. Principal Queen Mary and Westfield College, 1989-1991, Queen Mary College, 1986-1989. Pro vice-chancellor for European affairs University London, 1989-1991.
Senior research fellow University ondon, since 1991.
Member Science and Engineering Research Council, 1979-1983. Member Nuclear Physics Board, 1972-1975, 78-83, chairman, 1979-1983. Member Particle Physics Committee, 1978-1979.
Chairman Film Analysis Grants Committee, 972-75. United Kingdom delegate on council European Organization of Nuclear Research, 1979-1982, member research board, 1976-1982, chairman super proton synchroton committee, 1976-1979. Member physics research committee Deutsches Electronen Synchroton, Hamburg, 1981-1985.
Member science policy committee Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, California, 1984-1988. Member science advisory committee British Council, 1986-1991. Member council Institute Physics, 1989-1992, vice president, since 1993.
Member Royal Society, Academia Europaea.
Married Mary Therese, 1964.