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Title Godfrey Stafford: a life in science
Abstract GODFREY HARRY STAFFORD’s career as a physicist began with research in cosmic rays in the 1940s and he lived to see the discovery in 2012 of the Higgs boson at the CERN Large Hadron Collider. He made major contributions to the construction and exploitation of accelerators at the Rutherford Laboratory in the UK and was its Director from 1969 to 1981. During this period he oversaw the diversification of the laboratory into the multi-disciplinary centre it is today. He was Master of St Cross College, Oxford, from 1979 to 1987 and President of the Institute of Physics from 1986 to 1988. He was a major supporter of physics as an international activity: he was a founder member of the European Physical Society in 1968 and its President in 1984-86, and he had significant links with CERN that spanned 25 years. Stafford’s career in the period 1950-1980 was intertwined with the development of particle physics in the UK and particularly with that of the Rutherford Laboratory, and so this memoir also covers some of that development.
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Preprint RAL-P-2022-002, Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society STFC, 2022. RAL-P-2022-002.pdf 2022