Person: Penney, William George
William George Penney was a British nuclear physicist who led Britain's development of the atomic bomb.
Mathematical Profile (Excerpt):
- At this point Penney was offered a Chair at the University of Oxford.
- From 1954 Penney served on the Board of the Atomic Energy Authority, becoming Chairman in 1964.
- In 1946 he was made O.B.E., in 1952 K.B.E. and made Baron Penney of East Hendred in 1967.
Born 24 June 1909, Gibraltar. Died 3 March 1991, East Hendred (near London), England.
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