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Joseph Rotblat

physicist , researcher

Joseph ROTBLAT, physicist. Award 1983; Order of Merit (Poland); Order of Merit (Fed. WHO Manager Group; Polish Academy, of Sciences, American Association for the Advancement of Science; American Academy, of Arts and Sciences.


ROTBLAT, Joseph was born on November 4, 1908 in Warsaw. Son of the late Z. Rotblat.


Master of Arts, DPhys, University Warsaw. Doctor of Philosophy, University Liverpool. Doctor of Science, University London.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Bradford, 1973. Doctor of Science (honorary), Liverpool University, 1989. Doctor of Science (honorary), City University, 1996.

Doctor of Science (honorary), Acadia University, 1998. Richmond University, 1998. Doctor (honoris causa), University Moscow, 1988.

Doctor (honoris causa), University College, London, 2001. Doctor (honoris causa) (honorary), New Brunswich, 2001.


Fellow, Radiological Laboratory of Scientific Society of Warsaw 39. Assistant Director of Atomic Physics, Institute of Free University of Poland 1937-1939. Oliver Lodge Fellow, University of Liverpool 1939-1940.

Lecturer, later Senior Lecturer, Department, of Physics, University of Liverpool 1940-1949, Director of Research in Nuclear Physics, University of Liverpool 1945-1949. Professor, of Physics in University of London, at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical College 1950-1976, Emeritus since 1976. Secretary-General the Pugwash Conferences 1957-1973, President since 1988.

President Hospital Physicists’ Association British Institute of Radiology. President Institute Youth Science Fortnight. Commander.



Fellow Royal Society, Institute Physics (honorary). Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Academy of Sciences (foreign honorary), Royal Society Edinburgh, Education Physics in Medicine and Biology, Hospital Physicists' Association (president), British Institute Radiology (president), International Youth Science Forum (president), Polish Academy of Sciences, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (foreign), Academy Medical Sciences.


  • Other Interests

    Travel, music.


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