Lot 1021: Titterton, Ernest

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Lot 1021: Titterton Ernest: (1916-1990) English Nuclear Physicist Who Worked On Radar Systems For The British Admiralty During World War Ii. Titterton Later Joined The British Scientific Mission In America, Working On The Development Of The First Nuclear Weapons, And Was A Senior Member Of The Timing Group Which Fired The First Nuclear Weapon At Alamogordo, New Mexico, July 1945. Autograph Statement Signed, E W Titterton, One Page, 4To, N.P., 2Nd January 1953. Titterton Provides His Answers To Three Questions Relating To Albert Einstein, In Full, '1. Einstein Is One Of The Greatest Scientists Of All Time. His Work Is At The Foundations Of Modern Physics. He Is Also A Great Humanitarian. 2. He Ranks With The Greatest Of The Worlds Scientists [John] Dalton, [James Clerk] Maxwell, [Michael] Faraday, [Max] Planck, [Ernest] Rutherford, [Louis] De Broglie. His Work, And Through It, His Name Will Live Forever. 3. Niels Bohr, E[Nrico] Fermi, C[Ecil] F. Powell, P[Aul] A. M. Dirac, F[Reeman] J. Dyson, Felix Bloch.' Signed At The Conclusion. Neatly Annotated At The Head In An Unidentified Hand With The Questions Titterton Answers Including What He Thinks Of And Owes To Einstein, To Whom He Compares Einstein To Amongst The More Illustrious Scientists In All Ages, And, Immediately After Einstein, What Are The Names Of The Six Greatest Masters In Contemporary Physics? Vgalbert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner For Physics, 1921. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £150-200
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