Louis Harold Gray

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Louis Harold Gray (10 November 1905 - 9 July 1965) was a British physicist who worked mainly on the effects of radiation on biological systems, inventing the field of radiobiology as he went. A summary of his work is given below. Amongst many other achievements, he defined a unit of radiation dosage which was later named after him as an SI unit, the Gray.

Summary of Career

This discovery initiated an new direction for chemistry research that is still very active today and is vital for understanding of the effects of radiation on biological tissue, for instance in cancer treatment.

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Based in part on this slide (http://www.jlab.org/FEL/helios/tsld009.htm) and several subsequent and prior ones, with permission.

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