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Louis Harold Gray

Louis Harold Gray
Born (1905-11-10)10 November 1905
Richmond upon Thames, England
Died 9 July 1965(1965-07-09) (aged 59)
Known for Bragg–Gray cavity theory
Gray (unit)
Notable awards Fellow of the Royal Society[1]
Author abbrev. (botany)
Louis Harold Gray (10 November 1905 – 9 July 1965) was an 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.[3][4]



  1. ^ Loutit, J. F.; Scott, O. C. A. (1966). "Louis Harold Gray 1905-1965".  
  2. ^ "'"Author Query for 'L.H.Gray.  
  3. ^ Louis Harold Gray F.R.S. - a chronology, CRUK/MRC Oxford Institute, 29 June 2000, retrieved 2014-04-04 
  4. ^ Slipman, Curtis W.; Chou, Larry H.; Derby, Richard; Simeone, Frederick A.; Mayer, Tom G. (2008), Interventional spine: an algorithmic approach, Elsevier Health Sciences, p. 230–231,  

External links

  • Definition of RBE
  • The LH Gray Memorial Trust founded in 1967
  • Cancer Research UK and Medical Research Council Oxford Institute for Radiation Oncology
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