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Alan Cottrell

Date of birth : 1919-07-17
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Nationality : English
Category : Science and Technology
Last modified : 2011-08-22

Sir Alan Howard Cottrell is a British metallurgist and physicist.

In 1955 he moved to A.E.R.E. Harwell, to become Deputy Head of Metallurgy under Monty Finniston.

From 1958 to 1965 Cottrell was Goldsmiths' Professor of Metallurgy at Cambridge University, and a fellow of Christ's College. He later worked for the government in various capacities, ultimately as Chief Scientific Adviser from 1971 to 1974, before becoming Master of Jesus College, Cambridge from 1973 to 1986, and Vice-Chancellor of the University in 1977-1979.

Author of books:

Theoretical Structural Metallurgy (1948)
Dislocations and Plastic Flows in Crystals (1953)
Superconductivity (1964)
An Introduction to Metallurgy (1967)
Environmental economics: An Introduction for Students of the Resource and Environmental Sciences (1978)
Portrait of Nature: The World as Seen by Modern Science (1975)
The Undermining of British Industry (1979)
With Energy, All Material Things Are Possible (1981)
The Mechanical Properties of Matter (1981)
How Safe is Nuclear Energy? (1982)
The Physical World and Human Experience (1984)
Introduction to the Modern Theory of Metals (1988)
Concepts in the Electron Theory of Alloys (1998)


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