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James Alfred Ewing Medal Awarded to Sir Clifford Paterson, O.B.E., F.R.S

Nature volume 159, page 669 (17 May 1947) | Download Citation



ON the joint recommendation of the presidents of the Royal Society and the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Council of the Institution of Civil Engineers has awarded the James Alfred Ewing Medal for 1946 to Sir Clifford Paterson, for specially meritorious contributions to the science of engineering in the field of research. The medal is awarded annually and was founded in 1936 in memory of Sir Alfred Ewing. Sir Clifford Paterson is in charge of the Research Laboratory of the General Electric Co., Ltd., Wembley, Middlesex. His contributions to the science of engineering in the field of research have extended over forty-five years. His work has been particularly outstanding in the development of new sources of illumination, in the study of their use and in their precision measurement. This work was carried out at the National Physical Laboratory until 1919 and later continued after he had joined the General Electric Co. More recently he has co-ordinated the work of numerous teams in connexion with outstanding developments in the use of high radio frequencies, thus making possible many t)f the vital new weapons of defence and offence. The production of special devices and particularly of new valves in quantity, at many stages of the War, kept our Services ahead of those of the enemy.

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