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Aston, Francis William (1877-1945), physicist

Norman Feather and Peter Osborne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/30486
Aston, Francis William (1877-1945), physicist


Aston, Francis William (1877-1945), physicist, was born at Church Lane, Harborne, near Birmingham on 1 September 1877, the third of the seven children of William Aston, gun manufacturer, and his wife, Fanny Charlotte, daughter of Isaac Hollis, a gunmaker. From Harborne vicarage school he went to Malvern College and, in ...

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