Stephen Lawrence Bragg
|Born||17 November 1923|
|Died||14 November 2014(aged 90)|
|Education||University of Cambridge|
|Known for||Bragg-Hawthorne equation|
Education and career
He studied engineering at the University of Cambridge, BA 1945, MA 1949 and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM 1949. He worked for Rolls-Royce between 1951 and 1971, helping develop the Blue Streak missile, and rose to the position of chief scientist, responsible for liaison with universities.
Bragg encouraged interactions between academia and industry, and spent five years on the University Grants Committee. In 1971 he left Rolls-Royce, three days before it was declared insolvent, and became Vice Chancellor of Brunel. In 1981 he returned to Cambridge as director of the Industrial Cooperation Unit and Fellow of Wolfson College.
In 1951 he married Maureen Ann (née Roberts) and they had three sons.
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- "'BRAGG, Stephen Lawrence'". Who Was Who, A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc,online edn, Oxford University Press, Nov 2015.
- Squire, William (28 July 2014). University Fundraising in Britain: A Transatlantic Partnership. Matador. p. 9. ISBN 978-1784620097. Retrieved 3 January 2015.
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