Nevill MOTT

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Physicist

EnglishBorn Nevill Francis MOTT

English physicist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977

Born on September 30, 1905 in Leeds, Angleterre , United Kingdom

Died on August 8, 1996 in Milton Keynes, Angleterre , United Kingdom

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Mott was born in Leeds to Lilian Mary Reynolds and Charles Francis Mott and grew up first in the village of Giggleswick, in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where his father was Senior Science Master at Giggleswick School. His mother also taught Maths at the School. The family moved (due to his father's jobs) first to Staffordshire, then to Chester and finally Liverpool, where his father had been appointed Director of Education. Mott was at first educated at home by his mother, who was a Cambridge Mathematics Tripos graduate. His parents had met in the Cavendish Laboratory, when both were engaged in physics research.

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