Patrick Maynard Stuart Blackett, Baron Blackett(1897-1974), Physicist; government and military advisor
Sitter in 26 portraits
Blackett's pioneering research in nuclear physics led to an important role as a scientific adviser during the Second World War. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1948. The driving force behind Operational Research during the War, and later influential in promoting the adaptation of wartime discoveries, it was not until the 1960s that his ideas were again given government backing.