Science: En-Nobeled Britons

This was Britain's year for Nobel Prizes in science. Last week the committee of eminent Swedes, which passes out the $40,588 awards, gave the 1947 physics and chemistry prizes to Sir Edward Victor Appleton and Sir Robert Robinson—both big names in science but little known to the U.S. man in the street.

Pre-Radar. Sir Edward, 55, Secretary of Britain's Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, is an outstanding authority on radio waves. He is the father of two daughters (Rosalind, 20, dances in the Anglo-Polish Ballet), a detective-story fan, likes golf, his garden and piano, and is a fairly regular churchgoer. Appleton's...

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