James Sayers (physicist)
He was born on a farm at Corkey in County Antrim. He built a water wheel to provide the farm with electricity.
From 1943-5 he was part of a group of British scientists that worked on the Manhattan Project.
He received the John Price Wetherill Medal for discoveries in Physical Science in 1958.
From 1946-72 he was Professor of Electron Physics at the University of Birmingham.
He died on 13 March 1993 aged 80.