Conflict Scientists


BARNES WALLIS: visionary designer

WALLIS: Biography Born: 26 September 1887, Ripley, Derbyshire Married: Molly Bloxam, 1925 Educated: Christ’s Hospital Aircraft designed: Vickers Wellington, R100 airship, Vickers Warwick, Vickers, Windsor. Bombs designed: Bouncing Bombs, Tallboy, Blockbuster Died: 30 October 1979, aged 92. In context: the bouncing bomb In 1939 at the outbreak of the Second World War, Great Britain was […]



Born: 1 June 1907, Earlsdon, Coventry Occupation: RAF Engineer Officer Awards: KBE (1948), CBE (1944), CB (1947), Louis E. Levy Medal (1956), Order of Merit (1986), Fellow of the Royal Society (1986), Honorary Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society (1986), Commander of the Legion of Merit (1946) Died: 9 August 1996, Columbia, Maryland The Jet Engine Towards the end of […]


CONFLICT SCIENTISTS – Robert Oppenheimer

Biography Born: April 22, 1904 New York Married: Katherine Puening Harrison in 1940 Fields: Theoretical physics Institutions: University of California, Berkeley, California Institute of Technology, Los Alamos Laboratory, Institute for Advanced Study. Died: February 18 1967 Princeton, New Jersey In the 1930s theoretical physics was a cerebral battlefield. Europe was in a scientific conflict with North […]