Institute of Geography


(New Surgical Hospital)

Classification and Statistics

Type:University or College
Established: 1906
Type:Historic Building
Built:1853
Tourist Rating: No
Text of Entry Updated: 12-MAY-2015
Location

Latitude: 55.9482°N Longitude: 3.1837°W
National Grid Reference: NT 261 734
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Extended Information
It was in this building that Prof. Charles Barkla (1877 - 1944) undertook the work which brought him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1917, and another Nobel Laureate Max Born (1882 - 1970), who was a great friend of Albert Einstein, served as Tait Professor of Natural Philosophy here 1936-53. Appointed in 1923 and also working in this building, the first incumbent is the Tait Professorship was Charles Galton Darwin (1887 - 1962), grandson of the famous naturalist.
References and Further Reading
Gifford, John, Colin McWilliam and David Walker (1991) The Buildings of Scotland: Edinburgh. Penguin, London
Ordnance Survey (1881) Edinburgh and its Environs: Canongate - Sheet 36. Ordnance Survey, Southampton

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