Awards & Winners

John Cockcroft

Date of Birth 27-May-1897
Place of Birth Todmorden
(United Kingdom, Calderdale, England, West Yorkshire)
Nationality United Kingdom
Also know as Sir John Douglas Cockcroft
Profession Physicist
Sir John Douglas Cockcroft OM KCB CBE FRS was a British physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics for splitting the atomic nucleus with Ernest Walton, and was instrumental in the development of nuclear power. He was the first Master of Churchill College and is buried at the Parish of the Ascension Burial Ground in Cambridge, together with his wife Elizabeth and son John, known as Timothy, who had died at the age of two in 1929.

Awards by John Cockcroft

Check all the awards nominated and won by John Cockcroft.


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for their pioneer work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles.)


Hughes Medal
(For their discovery that nuclei could be disintegrated by artificially produced bombarding particles.)