Marshall Stoneham

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Arthur Marshall Stoneham, FRS (May 18, 1940 Barrow, Cumbria, UK – February 18, 2011), known as Marshall Stoneham, was a British physicist who worked for the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, and from 1995 was Massey professor of physics at University College London.


Stoneham obtained his B.Sc. in physics from the University of Bristol in 1961, and his Ph.D. in 1964.[1]

Career and research

He was the author of several books that became influential within the field, including Theory of Defects in Solids (1975).[1]

Awards and honours

He was a Fellow of the Institute of Physics, a fellow the American Physical Society, and a Fellow of the Royal Society, and in 2006 was awarded the Guthrie Medal and Prize of the Institute of Physics.[1] Stoneham was elected President of the Institute of Physics in 2010[1] and died during his term in office.


  1. ^ a b c d Kirby-Harris, Robert. "Marshall Stoneham obituary", The Guardian, March 13, 2011.