Definition of Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas in English:

Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas

proper noun

  • (1897–1967), English physicist. In 1932 he succeeded (with E. T. S. Walton) in splitting the atom, ushering in the whole field of nuclear and particle physics. Nobel Prize for Physics (1951, shared with Walton).

Pronunciation

Cockcroft, Sir John Douglas

/ˈkɒkkrɒft/