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Eric Fawcett

Eric Fawcett (August 23, 1927 – September 2, 2000), was a professor of physics at the University of Toronto for 23 years. He also co-founded Science for Peace.

Academic and Professional Life

Born in Blackburn, England in 1927 was the second son to Harrold and Florrie Fawcett, brother of Roy. Fawcett's passion for study and hard work helped him escape the hand-to-mouth existence of Depression-era Lancashire by winning a full scholarship to study physics at University of Cambridge. After graduation, he crossed the Atlantic with his new bride Patricia Fawcett to take up a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Research Council in Ottawa in 1954. Two years later Fawcett returned to England, where Fawcett worked at the Royal Radar Establishment in Malvern. In 1961 he moved to the United States, where Fawcett worked as a research physicist at Bell Laboratories in Murray Hill, New Jersey. In 1970, he accepted a Professorship in the Department of Physics at the University of Toronto, where he remained until his retirement in 1993.

Personal life

Eric Fawcett married Patricia Egan. They spent the rest of Eric's life together. Together they had three children, Clare Fawcett, Andrew Fawcett and Ruth Fawcett. Patricia currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Ruth Fawcett is the author of the book Nuclear Pursuits, a biography of Wilfrid Bennett Lewis.

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