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The National Physical Laboratory

Eileen Magnello

in Alan Turing's Automatic Computing Engine: The Master Codebreaker's Struggle to build the Modern Computer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198565932
eISBN:
9780191714016
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198565932.003.0002
Subject:
Mathematics, History of Mathematics

This chapter details the establishment of the National Physical Laboratory (NPL). The NPL is one of the world's great national standards laboratories. In his presidential address to the British ... More


Plus–plus chemistry: Manchester, 1931–7

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

This chapter details the life of William Lawrence Bragg from 1931–7. Following Bragg's 1930 nervous collapse, his wife Alice and father decided that he should get away from Manchester for an extended ... More


Supreme position in British physics: The National Physical Laboratory and Cambridge, 1937–9

Graeme K. Hunter

in Light is a Messenger: The Life and Science of William Lawrence Bragg

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198529217
eISBN:
9780191712937
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198529217.003.0007
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

Bragg took up the position of Director of the National Physical Laboratory in November 1937, succeeding Joseph Petavel. He was not the NPL's first choice for the job; with his very limited experience ... More


Corporate Governance Reform of China's Banking System

Leng Jing

in Corporate Governance and Financial Reform in China's Transition Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789622099319
eISBN:
9789882206786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789622099319.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

The reform experienced by the “big four” (China's state-owned commercial banks) was aimed at addressing the problem of state ownership and its associated costs. China' SOE reform was fundamentally ... More


Divergent Paths to Racialized Citizenship

Karen V. Hansen

in Encounter on the Great Plains: Scandinavian Settlers and the Dispossession of Dakota Indians, 1890-1930

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199746811
eISBN:
9780199369478
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746811.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology, Culture

Dakotas and Norwegian immigrants maneuvered through national debates about integration and adaptation into the American polity from their profoundly different legal statuses. This chapter explores ... More


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