Cann, Mark W.P.

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Cann, Mark W.P.

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Mark William Philip Cann (physicist, teacher) was born on 2 September 1932 in Dalhousie, India and spent his early years in Kashmir before his family moved to England. He was educated at Bradfield College, Berkshire, and earned a Master's degree in physics from Clare College, University of Cambridge. Cann began his career at Rolls Royce, where he worked on the United Kingdom's first nuclear submarine. He and his young family emigrated to the United States in 1963, when he joined the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute in Chicago, Illinois as a research physicist. Cann was hired by York University in 1969 and worked with the Centre for Research in Experimental Space Science (CRESS), becoming an expert in synthetic spectroscopy. He died on 5 December 2021.


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2024/02/18 M. Moir. Created authority record.



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