Dr. Ron Edge
Dr. Ron Edge was born in Bolton, a mill town in Lancashire, England. After attending Bolton school, he was a Major scholar at Queens’ College at Cambridge University, where he earned his B.A., M.A., and PhD, and his thesis was titled Neutron Studies in Light Elements. Then, as a Research Fellow at the Australian National University, he erected a 25 mega electron volt electron Synchotron. He later went on to work as an Asst. Prof, Assoc. Professor, and Professor at USC, and was named Distinguished Prof. Emeritus in 1995. Dr. Edge has researched at Cambridge, Stanford, Yale, Munich, Sussex, and Witwatersrand Universities, as well as at Oak Ridge, Brookhaven, and Los Alamos National Laboratories. He became the President of the American Association of Physics Teachers in 1997, and is an examiner of the GRE exam.
Dr. Edge won a scholarship to Cambridge University, and the Cavendish lab which was the earliest research physics lab, producing more than 40 Nobel prizewinners. The electron, neutron, nucleus and the DNA and haemoglobin structures were all discovered there. He researched there from 1947 to 1954, and notes that “everything stopped for tea at four oclock, and you met everyone from the Professors Bragg (originator of xray diffraction) and Frisch (nuclear fission), to Watson and Crick, at that time lowly post docs whom I told to forget about analyzing that long DNA molecule with hundreds of radicles hanging off it.”