Birth Certificate of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton - 6 October 1903[RFSS July 2017]
Ireland, Civil Registration Birth Indexes
Name: Ernest Thomas S. Walton
Registration District: Dungarvan
Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1903
Volume Number: 4
Page Number: 491
Index Number: 348
[RFSS Aug 2011]
1911 Census record taken on Sunday, 2 April.
Residents of a house 7 in Riverview Terrace (Banbridge West Urban, Co. Down)
[RFSS Nov 2012]
Mrs. Mathews note: "He won the Nobel prize for Physics in 1951. He was instrumental with Sir John Cockcroft in splitting the atom in April 1932. I had a lovely letter from him 8 Mar 1977. ... 4 children:
"Marian, Philip & Jean are married with families
Alan is a Senior Lecturer in the Open University in England.
Marian was a Physics teacher & still does some part time teaching
Philip is a radiation physicist & works in the Medical College of Virginia at Richmond
Jean is a zoologist and married to an oil drilling engineer at present (1977?) stationed in Borneo."
Irish physicist, corecipient, with Sir John Douglas Cockcroft of England, of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics for the development of the first nuclear particle accelerator, known as the Cockcroft-Walton generator.
After studying at the Methodist College, Belfast, and graduating in mathematics and experimental science from Trinity College, Dublin (1926), Walton went in 1927 to Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was to work with Cockcroft in the Cavendish
Laboratory under Lord Rutherford until 1934. In 1928 he attempted two methods of high-energy particle acceleration. Both failed, mainly because the available power sources could not generate the necessary energies, but his methods were later developed and used in the betatron and the linear accelerator. Then in 1929 Cockcroft and Walton devised an accelerator that generated large numbers of particles at lower energies. With this device in 1932 they disintegrated lithium nuclei with protons, the first artificial nuclear reaction not utilizing radioactive substances.
After gaining his Ph.D. at Cambridge, Walton returned to Trinity College, Dublin, in 1934, where he remained as a fellow for the next 40 years and a fellow emeritus thereafter. He was Erasmus Smith's professor of natural and experimental philosophy from 1946 to 1974 and chairman of the School of Cosmic Physics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies after 1952.
Headstone of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton 1903 - 1995[RFSS Nov 2012]
Deans Grange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
Photograph © 2012 Sinton Family Trees
Marriage Certificate of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton and Winifred Isabel Wilsonl - 23 August 1934[RFSS July 2017]
Ireland, Civil Registration Marriage Indexes
Name: Ernest T. S. Walton
Spouse's Name: Winifred Isabel Wilson
Registration District: Dublin South
Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1934
Volume Number: 2
Page Number: 445
Index Number: 47
[RFSS Jun 2012]
|[ s1942 ]||Birth Certificate - Birth of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton to John and Anna Walton on 6 October 1903 in Abbeyside, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford, Ireland, United Kingdom - Registration District: Dungarvan, Registration Quarter and Year: Oct - Dec 1903, Volume Number: 4, Page Number: 491, Index Number: 348 - BC1903-06-10-ETSW|
|[ s2768 ]||Cemetery Marker - Headstone - Deans Grange Cemetery, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Republic of Ireland - H1995-25-06-ETSW|
|[ s3487 ]||Marriage Certificate - Marriage of Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton and Winifred Isabel Wilson on 23 August 1934 in Methodist Centenary Church, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Irish Free State - Registration District: Dublin South, Registration Quarter and Year: Jul - Sep 1934, Volume Number: 2, Page Number: 445, Index Number: 47 - MC1934-23-08-ETSW-WIW|
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