Ernest Thomas Sinton Walton (1903-1995)
The Irish Scientist
by Vincent J. McBrierty
Paperback: 98 pages
Publisher: Trinity College Dublin Press
Price: €10.00 (+P&P)
Ireland's only Nobel Laureate in science founded, together with Cockcroft, the kind of accelerator-based nuclear physics that has grown to giant proportions in CERN and elsewhere. Subsequently he returned to his alma mater in Dublin and modestly devoted the rest of his career to teaching the subject that he loved. A life grounded in deep convictions, expressed in selfless service, is honoured in this affectionate account by a former colleague. The proceeds will support an undergraduate prize or scholarship.