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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 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. Here he worked almost exclusively on theoretical particle physics and on accelerator design, but found time to pursue a major avocation,  ( Wikipedia article )

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Personal facts

Date of birth
1928-06-28
Place of birth
Belfast
Profession
Physicist

Education

Institution From To
Queen's University of Belfast
University of Birmingham

Death

Date of death
1990-10-01
Place of death
Belfast

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