Pryce, Maurice Henry Lecorney
Maurice Henry Lecorney Pryce, research physicist, professor (born 24 January 1913 in Croydon, England; died 24 July 2003). Following a BA at Cambridge and a PhD (1937) at Princeton, he lectured in mathematics at Cambridge for 2 years and served a year as reader in theoretical physics in Liverpool. Three years of wartime research in RADAR at the Admiralty Signal Establishment preceded his first sojourn in Canada in 1944-45 as a member of the secret joint Canadian-UK-US Atomic Energy Project in Montréal.
Pryce came to Canada for permanent residence in 1968 after having occupied a number of distinguished positions at Oxford (1946-54), Bristol U (1954-64) and U of Southern California 1964-68. He was appointed professor of physics at UBC in 1968. On retirement in 1978 he was made first an honorary professor and then professor emeritus.