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Cyril Hilsum

(1925-), Physicist

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Graduating from University College London, Hilsum joined the Royal Naval Scientific Service in 1945. After spending years as an Individual Merit Scientist in the Ministry of Defence, and as Director of Research, GEC plc, Hilsum is now a Corporate Research Adviser to GEC, and a Visiting Professor in Physics at University College London. His research includes infra-red devices, semiconductors, and electronic displays. For contributions to materials science he was awarded numerous prizes from various institutions, including the Institute of Physics, the German Physical Society, and the Institute of Electrical Engineers. He was awarded the CBE in 1990 for services to the Electrical and Electronics Industry.

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Cyril Hilsum, by Nick Sinclair - NPG P564(10)

Cyril Hilsum

by Nick Sinclair
bromide print, 1993
NPG P564(10)



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