Obituary: Professor Neville Temperley

It is with great sadness that we announce that Old Fidelian, Professor Neville Temperley, passed away on 27th March 2017, aged 102.

Professor Harold Neville Vazeille Temperley, better known as Neville Temperley, studied at St Faith’s during the 1920’s and was a mathematician who made numerous contributions to the fields of statistical mechanics, graph theory and the physics of liquids and gases. He was awarded the title of Doctor of Science as a fellow of Kings College Cambridge, before working for the Admiralty on numerical modelling of underwater explosions during World War 2. He also worked on the British H-bomb Project at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston. His work was so secret that even today the Atomic Weapons Establishment refuses to acknowledge that he worked there at all.

The full obituary in The Times can be read here.

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