C T R Wilson, Scotland’s only Nobel Laureate in Physics, made observations of the ‘glories’ while working at the observatory on Ben Nevis. A passion to reproduce this phenomenon in the laboratory led him to invent a device called a cloud chamber.
This talk painted a picture of C T R Wilson as a scientist and as a person, and showed how important his work was in developing one of the most exciting fields of modern physics.
This event was part of the RSE@Lochaber Programme.
Professor Alan Watson FRS, Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Leeds