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Brian Pippard Military Radiation Physicist WW2 Radar Hand Signed Letter

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SNW0510   This is a vintage 1970s fully handwritten letter from Professor Brian Pippard to the wife of famous musical composer Sinclair Logan in receipt of news from the family of the war composers sad passing and Brian Pippard was one of Britains leading specialists in Electromagnetic Radiation & worked on British Radars during the war to assist the military - Brian Pippard was also a pianist having a degree in this too and he was President of the Cambridge Youth Orchestra - this letter was sent from Brian Pippards home address in 1979 to the composer full handwritten sharing his love of music and piano with this great war composer and is in great condition.  Please read the below for full details of Brian Pippards life and work on wartime equipment and radars. The letter is written completely in hand and sent from Brian Pippards home address on his official headed paper of the era so you will not find a better opportunity to secure a signing of this Knighted wartime scientist both sides scanned for your full examination and bar folded once where posted this is prestine condition

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(excerpt from google...)

His work on radar aerials and wave mechanics required him to expand his grasp of the mathematics essential for physics - a skill which, it turned out, had not eluded him at all. The war years therefore provided him with the springboard for a postwar career at Cambridge in experimental and theoretical physics and, ultimately, eminence in low-temperature research. Inevitably he focused on the physics of superconductivity - a subject that had fascinated him since boyhood.

Using microwave techniques, a legacy from his radar work, Pippard developed new ways of probing the electron-flow patterns of working superconductors, an area of research being tackled at this time by other scientists, such as Lev Landau in the Soviet Union.

He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society in 1956 and knighted in 1975. He married Charlotte Dyer in 1955, and they had three daughters; they all survive him. Charlotte, always deeply involved with the needs of scientists engaged in international level research, for some time ran the Society for Visiting Scholars. Pippard himself created a fund which will continue to be used to support graduate students. His enormous enthusiasm for science, which has touched generations, now has a life of its own.

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