Howie, Archibald

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Howie, Archibald Gender: M
born on 8 March 1934 at 21:15 (= 9:15 PM )
Place Kinghorn, Scotland, 56n04, 3w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Wright
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 17°37' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 19°20 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 20°48'

Archibald Howie (2007)
photo: Rafaldb, license gfdl


British physicist, known for his pioneering work on the interpretation of transmission electron microscope images of crystals. He attended Kirkcaldy High School and the University of Edinburgh. He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge, where he subsequently took up a permanent post. He has been a fellow of Churchill College since its foundation, and was President of its Senior Combination Room (SCR) until 2010.

In 1965, with Hirsch, Whelan, Pashley and Nicholson, he published the seminal text Electron Microscopy of Thin Crystals. He was elected to the Royal Society in 1978 and awarded their Royal Medal in 1999. In 1992 he was awarded the Guthrie Medal and Prize. He was head of the Cavendish Laboratory from 1989-1997.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Paul Wright quotes birth record

Grazia Bordoni's Science database quotes the same time with location Edinburgh


  • Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (Physics)
  • Notable : Awards : Medals (Royal Society, Guthrie)