Thomas Alty

Biography of Thomas Alty

Thomas Alty (1899-1982) was Cargill Professor of Applied Physics (the Chair was renamed Natural Philosophy in 1945) from 1935 to 1948. He was awarded an LLD in 1953.

Alty was a graduate of the Universities of Liverpool and Cambridge. He became a lecturer in Physics at the University of Durham in 1924 and was Professor of Physics at the University of Saskatchewan from 1925 to 1935, with a break of a year when he worked as a Research Physicist at ICI.

In 1948, Alty left Glasgow to become Master of Rhodes University College in South Africa, and he was appointed Principal and Vice Chancellor there in 1951.


Thomas Alty

Born 30 September 1899.
Died 2 May 1982.
University Link: Professor
GU Degree: LLD, 1953;
Occupation categories: physicists
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Record last updated: 14th Aug 2008

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