Memoirs of a Hayseed Physicist by Peter Martel

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Part 148:

The reason for the hiring spree was the discovery by Dr. Bertram Brockhouse (Ph.D., U. of T.) of a new and very powerful method for doing neutron scattering studies on all forms of matter. Up to this time, British physicists had dominated neutron scattering, using archaic methods. Upon hearing of Brockhouse’s technique, they starting coming to Chalk River in droves. It turned out that they were quite astute, because Brockhouse subsequently received the Nobel Prize for his work in 1994.

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