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Since its establishment in 1900, NPL has been home to a stream of exceptional scientists who have made major and varied contributions to the world.
Alan Turing's work was instrumental in placing NPL at the forefront of computer technology.
Bryan Kibble's pioneering work on the Kibble balance has enabled accurate measurements of numerous physical constants and will aid in redefining the SI kilogram
Donald Davies' work on packet-switched data communication heavily influenced the development of the Internet
Donald McLean had an important and enduring influence on the science and engineering of materials for structural applications
Dr Margaret Stedman was at the birth of nanotechnology atomic-scale investigation.
Dr Martin Seah MBE An inspirational scientist who pioneered metrology for surface chemical analysis.
Kaye played a leading role in protecting workers from the harmful effects of radiation
Jim Wilkinson led the team that built the Pilot ACE
Louis Essen built the world's first working caesium clock and paved the way for a new and better definition of the second
Olga Taussky-Todd was a "torchbearer for matrix theory"
Paul Vigoureux's work on the International System of Units had a profound effect on the exactness of science
Sir Robert's work resulted in radar design and installation on the coasts of England
Sir Thomas was a pioneer in the science of wind tunnel testing
Sir Walter was one of the greatest visual scientists of the twentieth century
Rosenhain established NPL as one of the world's leading research labs in the field of metallurgy
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