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Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas

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Pronunciation: /ˈkɒkkrɒft
 
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Definition of Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas in English:

( 1897–1967), English physicist. In 1932 he succeeded (with E. T. S. Walton) in splitting the atom, ushering in the whole field of nuclear and particle physics. Nobel Prize for Physics (1951, shared with Walton).

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