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Hans Geiger

Johannes Wilhelm "Hans" Geiger was a German physicist. He is best known as the co-inventor of the detector component of the Geiger counter and for the Geiger–Marsden experiment which discovered the atomic nucleus, he was the brother of climatologist Rudolf Geiger. Geiger was born at Neustadt Germany, he was one of five children born to the Indologist Wilhelm Ludwig Geiger, a professor at the University of Erlangen. In 1902, Geiger started studying physics and mathematics at the University of Erlangen and was awarded a doctorate in 1906, his thesis was on electrical discharges through gases. He received a fellowship to the University of Manchester and worked as an assistant to Arthur Schuster. In 1907, after Schuster's retirement, Geiger began to work with his successor, Ernest Rutherford, in 1908, along with Ernest Marsden, conducted the famous Geiger–Marsden experiment; this process allowed them to count alpha particles and led to Rutherford's winning the 1908 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. In 1911 Geiger and John Mitchell Nuttall discovered the Geiger–Nuttall law and performed experiments that led to Rutherford's atomic model.

In 1912, Geiger was named head of radiation research at the German National Institute of Science and Technology in Berlin. There he worked with James Chadwick. Work was interrupted when Geiger served in the German military during World War I as an artillery officer from 1914 to 1918. In 1924, Geiger used his device to confirm the Compton effect which helped earn Arthur Compton the 1927 Nobel Prize in Physics. In 1925, he began a teaching position at the University of Kiel where, in 1928 Geiger and his student Walther Müller created an improved version of the Geiger tube, the Geiger–Müller tube; this new device not only detected alpha particles, but beta and gamma particles as well, is the basis for the Geiger counter. In 1929 Geiger was named professor of physics and director of research at the University of Tübingen where he made his first observations of a cosmic ray shower. In 1936 he took a position with the Technische Universität Berlin where he continued to research cosmic rays, nuclear fission, artificial radiation until his death in 1945.

Beginning in 1939, after the discovery of atomic fission, Geiger was a member of the Uranium Club, the German investigation of nuclear weapons during World War II. The group splintered in 1942 after its members came to believe that nuclear weapons would not play a significant role in ending the war. Although Geiger signed a petition against the Nazi government's interference with universities, he provided no support to colleague Hans Bethe when he was fired for being Jewish. Geiger endured the investiture of subsequent Soviet occupation. Two months he moved to Potsdam, dying there two months after the first nuclear bomb exploded over Hiroshima, Japan. Geiger Geiger tube telescope Annotated bibliography for Hans Geiger from the Alsos Digital Library for Nuclear Issues

Helge Mehre

Helge Mehre was a Norwegian military officer. Mehre was born in Narvik as son of veterinarian Karl Georg Helga Olrik, he married Eva Østgaard in 1952. They resided at Strand, he died in September 1997 in Oslo. During World War II Mehre was in command of the No. 332 Squadron RAF in 1942, served with the No. 132 Wing RAF from 1943 to 1945. His war decorations included the War Cross with Sword, the Defence Medal 1940–1945, the War Medal, the Haakon VII 70th Anniversary Medal, the British Distinguished Service Order and Distinguished Flying Cross, the American Distinguished Flying Cross, he was promoted to Major General in 1959. From 1963 he was head of the Air Command Sør-Norge, he was head of the Norwegian Joint Staff College from 1971 to 1972. From 1973 to 1976 he was commander of Akershus Fortress, his memoir book Spitfire. En beretning om den 132. Norske jagerwing i den 2. Verdenskrig. was published in 1982. He was decorated with the Order of the British Empire, as a Commander of the Order of the Sword and the Order of Orange-Nassau.

Spitfire. En beretning om den 132. Norske jagerwing i den 2. Verdenskrig. 1982. Flyvåpnene i den 2. Verdenskrig. Jagerflyene. 1985

Wheatley Hills

Wheatley Hills is an urban suburb of Doncaster located a mile outside of the town centre in South Yorkshire, England. Wheatley means wheat fields in old English, located at the eastern end of the central ridge that runs through most of the town; the surrounding region was flooded in the times before the River Don was rerouted and extra drainage channels dug, lies on the old floodplain of the Don, which peaked at today's Thorne Road. The suburb was part of the Wheatley ward of Doncaster but due to the expansion of housing during the post war era and boundary changes, the area became a separate area in its own right; the 1930s saw the first houses built in. Known as the Hills Lane Estate, it centred on The Grove with the eastern edge being marked by Boundary Avenue. Wheatley Hills reached its present size during the 1950s with the development of the Ennerdale Estate to the south of the original Hills Lane Estate, the Greenleafe Estate east of Boundary Avenue. North 1 East Rugby Union team, Wheatley Hills RUFC are named in conjunction with the suburb.

They are based at Brunnel Road in the York Road Industrial Estate just outside Doncaster Town Centre. Notably the training ground is not in the Wheatley Hills area; the club was formed as Wheatley Secondary Modern Old Boys in the 1960s but soon became an'open club' still playing its home games at the school and using the nearby Wheatley Hotel as its headquarters. In the 1970s the club moved to the Pilkington Glassworks Recreation Ground and Social Club before acquiring its present site. Wheatley Hills Tennis Club lies on Greenhouse Road. Established in 1954, the club offers professional coaching to players of all ages; the Wheatley Golf club lies nearby on Armthorpe Road. The course itself ranges alongside Leger Way adjacent to the west of Wheatley Hills. In 1902, Wheatley Hills was served by the Doncaster Tramway from the town to the terminus on Thorne Road. A trolleybus service in the 1950s became available further into the suburb when the tram service became defunct in the late 1920s to mid-1930s.

Today, Wheatley Hills is well served by public transport links to Doncaster Town Centre. Leading bus company First South Yorkshire operate Service 65 to Wheatley Hills, running every 30 minutes during peak time journeys, via Intake. St Aidan's Church of England - located on Central Boulevard. Our Lady Of Mount Carmel Catholic Church - located off Armthorpe Road Julia Mallam - former Emmerdale actress, who played Dawn Woods in the popular ITV soap from 2003 to 2006. Lindsey Strutt - Glamour model Nuts Mick McMichael - Professional Wrestler Mitch Rose - professional footballer with Grimsby Town Wheatley Golf Club Official Website Wheatley Hills RUFC Official Website