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SNF Issue No. 48, April 2020
Measuring Fundamental Nuclear Data Using Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters: The European “Metrommc” Project
A Tribute to Archie Campbell
January 11, 2020 (PA46). Archie was a Cambridge ‘lifer’. As we’ve heard, he came up to Cambridge in October 1959 and stayed. After graduating in Natural Sciences in 1962, Archie joined Jan Evetts and Anant Narlikar in David Dew-Hughes’ group in Materials Science and Metallurgy. Archie and Jan were to become life-long friends and colleagues and to make a joint contribution to the field of superconductivity that was to be internationally acclaimed and never surpassed. Both Archie and Jan were towering intellects in their own right, so together they were, quite simply, unstoppable.
On completion of their PhDs, Archie and Jan were on temporary contracts in Materials Science and Metallurgy until Jan was awarded a Lectureship in the Department. Archie was a Royal Society Fellow for a while, during which period the classic Campbell and Evetts monograph on Critical Currents in Superconductors was written. This extraordinary work, which was even translated into Russian, is considered to be the bible of applied superconductivity and has guided literally thousands of researchers, both young and old, in the subject now for almost 50 years.
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