Awards & Winners

Rudolf Peierls

Date of Birth 05-June-1907
Place of Birth Berlin
Nationality United Kingdom, Germany
Also know as Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE, Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, Rudolf E. Peierls
Profession Physicist, Scientist
Sir Rudolf Ernst Peierls, CBE was a German-born British physicist. Rudolf Peierls had a major role in Britain's nuclear programme, but he also had a role in many modern sciences. His obituary in Physics Today describes him as "a major player in the drama of the eruption of nuclear physics into world affairs...".

Awards by Rudolf Peierls

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Copley Medal
(In recognition of his fundamental contributions to a very wide range of theoretical physics, and signal advances in proposing the probable existence of nuclear chain reactions in fissile materials.)