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Clifford Glenwood Shull, PhD

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
Death: March 31, 2001 (85)
MA, United States (Illness)
Place of Burial: Newberry, SC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of David Hiram Shull and Daisy Elma Shull
Husband of Martha-Nuel Shull
Father of Private; Private and Private
Brother of Evalyn May Wilsoncroft and Perry Leo Shull

Occupation: Nobel Prize-winning American physicist, Physicist
Managed by: Peggy Schodowski
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About Clifford Glenwood Shull, PhD

Clifford Glenwood Shull was a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist.

Source: Wikipedia

Clifford Glenwood Shull (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, September 23, 1915 – March 31, 2001) was a Nobel Prize-winning American physicist.


He attended Schenley High School in Pittsburgh, received BS from Carnegie Institute of Technology and PhD from New York University. He worked for The Texas Company at Beacon, New York during the war time, followed by a position in the Clinton Laboratory (Oak Ridge National Laboratory), and finally joined MIT in 1955, and retired in 1986.


Clifford G. Shull was awarded the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physics with Canadian Bertram Brockhouse. The two won the prize for the development of the neutron scattering technique. He also conducted research on condensed matter. Professor Shull's prize was awarded for his pioneering work in neutron scattering, a technique that reveals where atoms are within a material like ricocheting bullets reveal where obstacles are in the dark.


  • Shull's Personal Awards, Honors and Prizes[edit]
  • Awarded the Oliver E. Buckley Prize, American Physical Society, 1956
  • Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1956
  • Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 1975
  • Awarded the Gregori Aminoff Prize, Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, 1993
  • Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, 1994, which he shared with Canadian physicist Bertram Brockhouse.
  • Shull Rocks, in Antarctica named in his honor
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Clifford Glenwood Shull, PhD's Timeline

September 23, 1915
Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, United States
March 31, 2001
Age 85
MA, United States
Newberry, SC, United States