The Two Braggs Exhibition (Warwick University August 2013)

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    On going through my files I discovered some material related to W L Bragg’s 80th birthday celebrations. In 1970, Will (WHT) Taylor, Head of the Crystallography Laboratory at the Cavendish Laboratory,  organised the 80th Birthday celebrations for W.L. Bragg. A symposium was held in his honour at the Royal Institution from April 1st to 3rd with a special dinner  at  Imperial College London on April 2.  On this  page I show the original Programme for the symposium. I recall in particular seeing for the first time the young Louise Johnson giving a splendid talk. Also the talk by Dave Lieberman included demonstrations of the memory metal Nitinol.  In one of these he started with a piece of wire and heated it up, whereupon it formed the word Bragg. I saw WLB’s face light up when he saw it!  I include here also the table seating plan for all the 300 guests at the dinner. You should find many famous names from the past who attended on that occasion.

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