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Reunion of former members of Ellis Cosslett's research group from the 1950s and 1960s organised by Dick Wade and Hans Deltrap
Old Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, 10 September 2003



From left: Bill Nixon, Alan Boyde, Owen Saxton, Bob Ferrier, Glenys Nixon, Hans Deltrap, Ian Wardell, Ray Dolby, David Hardy, Ken Harvey, Dick Wade, Roy Switsur, Julia Bishop, Hugh Bishop, Henry Curtis, Ron Pryor, Ken Smith.



From left: Bob Ferrier, Owen Saxton, Ron Pryor, Ray Dolby, Ken Harvey, Ian Wardell, Roy Switsur, Dick Wade, Alan Boyde, Hans Deltrap, Henry Curtis, Hugh Bishop, Julia Bishop, Bill Nixon, Glenys Nixon, David Hardy, Ken Smith.

Also attending but not in the above photographs: Peter Duncumb, Tom Mulvey, Michael McMorris, Bill Swift, ...




In the HREM computer room.
Approximately facing the camera are Hugh Bishop, Owen Saxton, Dick Wade, Paul Midgley and Ron Pryor.



In the HREM computer room.
At the top left are Henry Curtis and Peter Duncumb.



In the HREM computer room.
Facing the camera are Roy Switsur and Dick Wade.




In the HREM computer room.
Owen Saxton and Ken Karvey in the center of the picture.



Ray Dolby and Hans Deltrap.



Owen Saxton, Dick Wade, Hans Deltrap, Ken Harvey and Ian Wardell reading a book written by Ellis Cosslett recording the main events - arrivals, departures, colloquia - from the start of the EM group in 1948 to the mid-1970s.




Clockwise from top left: Hugh Bishop, Alan Boyde, Roy Switsur, Bob Ferrier, Ken Harvey, Owen Saxton, Dick Wade.



Alan Boyde, Roy Switsur and Dick Wade.



In the archway leading from the New Museums Site onto Free School Lane.


Some information from Dick Wade and Hans Deltrap about where some of those attending the reunion worked since their time in the Old Cavendish:

Hugh Bishop

1962-66
Electron scattering in solids

Worked with UKAEA at Harwell from 1966-96 in the area of surface analysis. Now working for a venture capital funded company, Printable Field Emitters, on a novel flat screen TV based on field emitting particles.

Hans Deltrap

1960-64
Spherical aberration correction

Industrial career in the United States and Holland. Lately Managing Director of Oldelft, the medical subsidary of Delft Instruments. Recently retired.

Ray Dolby

1957-63
Long wavelength X-ray scanning microanalysis

1963-65: United Nations Technical Advisor; helped set up the Central Scientific Instruments Organization in India. In 1965 set up Dolby Laboratories in London (later also San Francisco) to develop noise reduction and signal processing systems for improving sound quality. Now semi-retired.

Peter Duncumb

1953-59
X-ray scanning microanalyser

Moved to TI Research Laboratories, Hinxton Hall 1959, becoming Director and General Manager 1979 - 1987. FRS 1977. University of Cambridge 1988-89, then back to X-ray physics consulting for industry.

Robert Ferrier

1962-73
Deputy Head of Group to Ellis Cosslett

Interests: small angle diffraction, magnetic thin films, electron energy loss spectroscopy. 1973 - 2002, Chair of Natural Philosohy at University of Glasgow - currently Senior Professorial Fellow.

David Hardy

1963-67
Chromatic aberration correction

Research at Cornell and Hull Universities. Industrial career with Philips, starting with Electron Optics and ending as development manager MRI magnets with Philips Medical Systems. Retired 2001.

Michael McMorris

1958-61
Electron diffraction studies of defects in various iodide crystals

Academic career at University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Head of Department and Dean of Faculty. Some writings on relativity as well as on history and philosophy of science. Recently retired but still engaged in some consultancy at the university.

David Swift

1957-60
Point cathode electron guns

1960-64 High voltage EM, Philips Eindhoven; 1964-67 Space satellite technology, ESTEC Netherlands; 1967-90 Optical (light, not electron) engineering and holography, Pilkington PE; 1990-2000 self-employed, then Director Precision Lens Co Ltd. Now retired but still Open University Associate Lecturer.

Roy Switsur

1957-64
Designed and built scanning X-ray microanalyser for biological and organic specimens

Joined the Department of Plant Sciences in 1964. Designed, constructed and directed a new Radiocarbon Dating laboratory. Set up a Group to research past climatic changes by looking at stable isotope ratios of hydrogen, carbon and oxygen in tree ring cellulose. Now retired, continues part-time work on these projects and also has a part time post at the new Anglia University.

Richard Wade

1959-63
Magnetic structures in ferromagnetic films

Research activities: magnetic and structural properties of thin metallic films; contrast transfer theory and image reconstruction; structural biology of molecular motors and microtubules; evolution of protein structures. Semi-retired, currently Conseiller Scientifique at the Institut de Biologie Structurale, Grenoble.

Ian Wardell

1961-65
Light element X-ray microanalysis

Industrial Career: Electron Microscopy and Surface Science Instrumentation with GEC, VG Microscopes, VG Scientific and Omicron Nanotechnology (now part-time). Academic Interlude, 1994-95: Research Fellow, Sussex University.


 

 

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Rudi Meyer's last day in Cambridge
February 2003



From left: Lydia Laffont, Philippa Somodi, Matt Charles, Clifford McAleese, Robin Taylor, Rafal Dunin-Borkowski, Stephen Lloyd, Payam Kazemian, Owen Saxton, John Yan, David Cooper, Yanna Antypas, Rudi Meyer, David Rayment, James Loudon, Paul Midgley, Matthew Weyland, Tim Yates.

 

 

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