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physicist

John Stewart Bell, Irish physicist. Recipient Reality Foundation prize, 1982, Dirac medal Institute of Physics, 1988, Dannie Heineman prize American Physics Society, 1989. Fellow Royal Society of London (Hughes medal 1989); member American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary foreign).

Background

Bell, John Stewart was born on July 28, 1928 in Belfast, Ireland. Son of John and Mary Ann (Brownlee) Bell.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Experimental Physics, Queen's University, Belfast, 1948. Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Physics, Queen's University, 1949. Doctor of Science (honorary), Queen's University, 1988.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Birmingham, England, 1956. Doctor of Science (honorary), Trinity College, Dublin, 1988.

Career

Physicist United Kingdom Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell, 1949-1953, 54-60. With department math physics University Birmingham, 1953-1954. Physicist European Organization of Nuclear Research, Geneva, from 1960, SLAC, Stanford University, 1963-1964.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society of London (Hughes medal 1989). Member American Academy Arts and Sciences (honorary foreign).

Connections

Married Mary Bell.

father:
John Bell

mother:
Mary Ann (Brownlee) Bell

spouse:
Mary Bell.