Science: Darwin to Teddington

At Teddington, 13 miles from London, is Britain's National Physical Laboratory, which, like the Bureau of Standards in the U.S., checks weights and measures, tests and develops materials for industry. N.P.L.'s director—an important post in British science—lives in the palace where William IV lived as a prince with his mistress, as a king with his queen. Three weeks ago Professor William Lawrence Bragg, physicist, distinguished son of a distinguished father, moved out of the palace to become boss of Cambridge University's famed Cavendish Laboratory (TIME, Oct. 3).

Last week it became known in England that Dr. Charles Galton Darwin, mathematical physicist,...

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