Nevill Francis Mott

English physicist, Nobel prize winner

Sir Nevill Francis Mott CH FRS (30 September 1905 – 8 August 1996) was a British physicist. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1977 for his work on the electronic structure of magnetic and disordered systems. He shared it with Philip W. Anderson and J. H. Van Vleck.[1][2][3][4][5]

Sir Nevill Mott
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Nevill Francis Mott

(1905-09-30)30 September 1905
Leeds, England
Died8 August 1996(1996-08-08) (aged 90)
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
Known for
Scientific career
Doctoral advisorR.H. Fowler[source?]


  1. BBC video of Mott interviewed by Lewis Wolpert in 1985 (accessed 8 October 2010)
  2. * [[Category:Nobel Prize in {{{1}}} winners]] including the Nobel Lecture, December 8, 1977 Electrons in Glass
  3. Sir Nevill Francis Mott
  4. Mott's memories University of Bristol (accessed Jan 2006)
  5. National Cataloguing Unit for the Archives of Contemporary Scientists Archived 31 January 2006 at the Wayback Machine Bath University