Cecil Powell - the ‘Pionic Man’ - honoured at Bristol University

14 September 2017

On 13 September 2017 Professor Hugh Brady (right), vice vhancellor and president of the University of Bristol, unveiled a European Physical Society historic site award in the H H Wills Physics Laboratory to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first observed decay of the pion by Cecil Powell and his colleagues. Cecil Powell was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1950 for this discovery.

Cecil Powell honoured at Bristol University
Dr Rüdiger Voss, EPS President (left) and Professor Hugh Brady

The European Physical Society Historic Sites Award commemorates places in Europe important for the development and the history of physics.