John AdamsJohn Adams 

Extract from Royal Society biography (see links below):
"Between 1940 and 1945 he worked at the Telecommunications Research Establishment first at Swanage and later at Malvern, his particular responsibility being microwave radar systems.  His engineering talent and skills were well recognized by this stage, so much so that his seniors at Malvern, notably Herbert Skinner and Arthur Starr, succeeded in obtaining his promotion into the Scientific Class of the Civil Service, in spite of the absence of the 'necessary' paper qualifications."

He married Renie Warburton in 1943.  

After the war he worked at the Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell.  In 1953 he moved to CERN, Geneva where he subsequently became Director.

Sir John Adams FRS
24 May 1920 3 March 1984

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Papers & Links etc.
Wikipedia page:  biography Sir John Adams  accessed Mar 2011
or try:  http://en.wikipedia.org/  with search words: John Adams physicist 
Sir John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science - biography page 
or go to: www.adams-institute.ac.uk and search or follow links.
Royal Society - Elected Fellow in 1963 - for Royal Society biography see Sir John Adams Institute above or go to: http://rsbm.royalsocietypublishing.org  and search with words: John Bertram Adams.
Group in March 1942:  Group 8  - Transmitter / Receiver cells & diodes for 3 cm

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