John Stewart Bell Physicist

John stewart bell

John Stewart Bell FRS (28 June 1928 – 1 October 1990) was an Irish physicist, and the originator of Bell's theorem, a significant theorem in quantum physics regarding hidden variable theory theories. John Bell was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland. When he was 11 years old, he decided to be a scientist, and at 16 graduated from Belfast Technical High School. Bell then attended the Queen's University of Belfast, and obtained a bachelor's degree in experimental physics in 1948, and one in mathematical physics a year later. He went on to complete a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Birmingham in 1956, specialising in nuclear physics and quantum field theory. In 1954, he married Mary Ross, also a physicist, whom he had met while working on accelerator physics at Malvern, UK. Bell's career began with the UK Atomic Energy Research Establishment, near Harwell, Oxfordshire, known as AERE or Harwell Laboratory. After several years he moved to the European Center for Nuclear Research (CERN, Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire), in Geneva, Switzerland.

Personal details

Date of birth
June 28th, 1928
Date of death
October 1st, 1990 at age of 62
Place of death
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Places lived
Belfast , United Kingdom


1. Queen's University Belfast Colleges/University

Queen's University Belfast is a public research university in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The university's official title, per its charter, is the Queen's University of Belfast. It is often referred to simply as Queen's, or by the abbreviation QUB. The university was chartered in 1845, and opened in 1849 as "Queen's College, Belfast", but has roots going back to 1810 and the Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

2013. 48.8 mil. £
2010. 39 mil. £
University Road, BT7 1NN - Belfast, Ulster
2009. 17,210
2009. 5,495
Local tuition
2013. 3.58 K £
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People attended Queen's University Belfast connected by profession and/or age

b. 1940., Physicist
b. 1916., Physicist
b. 1857., Physicist
b. 1928., Academic
b. 1931., Religious Leader
b. 1933., Civil engineer
b. 1931., Author
b. 1931., Actor

2. University of Birmingham Colleges/University

The University of Birmingham (informally Birmingham University or Birmingham) is a British Redbrick university located in the city of Birmingham, United Kingdom. It received its royal charter in 1900 as a successor to Birmingham Medical School (1825) and Mason Science College (1875). Birmingham was the first Redbrick university to gain a charter and thus university status.

Type Public university
2013. 88.3 mil. £
2009. 78.1 mil. £
Institution colors
May, 1900
Edgbaston, B15 2TT - Birmingham, West Midlands
2011. 18,389
2010. 18,124
2011. 9,215
2010. 8,707
2009. 8,178
Local tuition
2013. 9 K £
2011. 3.38 K £
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People attended University of Birmingham connected by profession and/or age

b. 1932., Physicist
b. 1928., Physicist
b. 1925., Physicist
b. 1919., Physicist
b. 1916., Physicist
b. 1916., Physicist
b. 1934., Physicist
b. 1917., Physicist

Awards won

1989 Hughes Medal

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
for his outstanding contributions to our understanding of the structure and interpretation of quantum theory, in particular demonstrating the unique nature of its predictions
Royal Society

1988 Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics

Awarded for Presented by Discipline Award shared with
Institute of Physics
Theoretical physics


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