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J.V. Dunworth (1917-2017)

John Vernon Dunworth CB, CBE, whose death at the age of 100 years was announced recently, was a Vice-President of the CIPM from 1968-1975 and CIPM President from 1975-1985.

He was educated at Manchester Grammar School then at the University of Cambridge, where he was awarded a Ph.D and Fellowship of Trinity College in 1941. After war service in the field of radar research, he joined the Atomic Energy Research Establishment at Harwell and later moved to the NPL where he was Director from 1964 to 1976.

Dr Dunworth was one of the first to recognize the growing need for collaboration in Europe between what at the time were known as the national standards laboratories, and he was one of the founders in 1974 of the Western European Metrology Club, the precursor of EURAMET.

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