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Secondary school educator

Ian Butterworth, secondary school educator. Imperial College fellow, 1988.


Butterworth, Ian was born on December 3, 1930. Son of Harry and Beatrice Butterworth.


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.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


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.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, history of art.


Married Mary Therese, 1964.

Harry Butterworth

Beatrice Butterworth

Mary Therese