ISBN: 9781786835710 Publication Date: June 2020 Publisher: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Cardiff Format: Paperback, 216x138 mm, 208 pages Language: English
This book tells the story of the spirited Welshman, Evan James Williams, one of Wales's most eminent scientists, who became a world-renowned atomic physicist.
The following has been provided by the Publisher: Author Biography:
Rowland Wynne is an independent scholar who has a background in physics; his interest in Evan James Williams was kindled by a visit to the Niels Bohr Archive at the University of Copenhagen.
• This is an English language adaptation of a book which was published in Welsh by the same author by UWP, Evan James Williams: Ffisegydd yr Atom. • The book discusses his career – what he achieved along those he worked with and the places he worked, most importantly the Physics Department at Aberystwyth University – and outlines his scientific service during the war. • It also looks at the man himself – his upbringing in a Welsh speaking home and community in Ceredigion - through the accounts given by those who knew him.