Langworthy Professor

The Langworthy Professor is the holder of an endowed chair in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester, UK.

HistoryEdit

It was founded by a bequest of £10,000 for the purpose of endowing a professorship of experimental physics by the businessman and politician E. R. Langworthy at Owens College, Manchester in 1874.[1] Owens College later became the Victoria University of Manchester (1904) and then the University of Manchester (2004).

Langworthy ProfessorsEdit

Several Langworthy Professors have been Nobel Laureates, including Ernest Rutherford, Lawrence Bragg, Patrick Blackett, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Charlton, H. B. (1951) Portrait of a University, 1851–1951. Manchester: Manchester University Press; p. 143, 176