physicist and university professor
20 May 1882
, son of
received his early education at the county school, proceeding afterwards to the
University College of Wales
, where he graduated in
. He then went to the
Royal College of Science
he took the Associateship. He remained in
demonstrator first in astrophysics and later in physics
, and at the same time
conducting research in spectroscopy
. He retained his interest in this branch of physics throughout his life. He moved to
and seven years later became
senior lecturer in the physics department
. His thesis for the degree of
University of London
is an important contribution on the ionised helium series. In
and was in charge of the department during
's absence on war work in
. He played for many years an important part in the training and building of
. He m.
, daughter of
New Quay, Cards.
, and they had 5 children.
he was appointed to the
Chair of Physics
in the new
University College of Swansea
. Temporary accommodation was found for the department in the
, while the new laboratories were being built.
gave much time to the design and equipping of the laboratories which were opened in
. Installed in the new laboratories he devoted his energies to building up a school of physics, laying great stress on training students in the methods of research, and particularly stressing the importance of accuracy of measurement. Many valuable contributions to scientific literature were made by students and members of staff under his stimulating leadership. He was a gifted and conscientious
. Towards the end of his life he became absorbed in the post-war problems of the universities. He d.
2 July 1944
- Personal knowledge;
Who was who?
Edwin Augustine Owen, D.Sc., (1887-1973), Bangor