Ernest Walton was winner of the 1951 Nobel Prize for Physics along with Sir John Douglas Cockcroft for work on the transmutation of atomic nuclei by artificially accelerated atomic particles carried out in the Cavendish Laboratory in the University of Cambridge.

He was appointed Erasmus Smith's Professor of Natural and Experimental Philosophy in 1946 in Trinity College, Dublin, and in 1960 he was elected Senior Fellow.

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