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Maeck, Steven W.

Akbar Mahani

Esfahan-Mahdie

Mallett, Marla

Mann, Robert.

Manoyan, Hagop

Mansur

Marashi, Hussein

Marcuson, Alan

Marschke, Alan

Dennis B.Marquand

Marvered glass

Mashhad

Massarat, Kasra.

Mayeri, Leon

McCombie, Charles W.

  • Obituary for Emeritus Professor Charles W McCombie FRSE
    Original Story: 16 March 2006

    Charles was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Reading in 1964. He set up a vibrant research programme in Theoretical Solid State Physics and recruited a number of new lecturers, three of whom are still members of the Department. Charles made a major contribution to the international esteem in which the Physics Department was held. He took on the burden of Head of Physics from 1980 to 1984. He was a Senior Resident of Windsor Hall from its founding until he retired in 1991 and subsequently an en-suite addition to the hall was named in his honour. He was Senior Steward of the Senior Common Room from 1971 to 1972. He chaired many University committees including the Research Board and the Joint Standing Committee of Council and Senate. Charles had a great interest in the Arts, and was the University Representative on the General Council of the Southern Arts Association.

    His research career began at Aberdeen, where he did his PhD with Professor RV Jones. RV Jones held the key position during World War II of Director of Scientific Intelligence at the Air Ministry. This was the first of many interactions that Charles had with the intellectual giants of physics. When Neils Bohr visited Aberdeen a discussion over tea inspired Charles in his research work. Charles spent the Summer of 1951 at M.I.T., a renowned physics department in the USA. On returning to Aberdeen, he wrote one of his most important papers on Fluctuation Theory in Physical Measurements. In 1955 he was awarded a Commonwealth Fund Fellowship and went to the University of Illinois, the Mecca of Solid State Physics at the time. Charles later remarked on the enormous excitement he felt about his involvement at Illinois. Whilst there he worked on the theory of the diffusion of defects in materials and his contributions were highly regarded. He contributed to discussions on superconductivity involving Bardeen, Cooper and Schrieffer; who a year later were awarded the Nobel prize in Physics. An extension of his fellowship enabled Charles to spend several months with Charles Kittel at Berkeley. In his classic text book on Statistical Mechanics, Kittel acknowledges the contributions Charles made to the book.

    On returning to Aberdeen, he began theoretical work on the optical absorption bands associated with the electronic transitions at defects in crystals. Much experimental work was being done at Reading at the same time and thus, when a Chair became available at Reading, Charles was the obvious choice. At Reading he continued his theoretical studies on the behaviour of defects in materials and made major contributions to the subject. In a lecture shortly before he retired he hoped that the younger members of the audience would experience the same fun, excitement and from time to time, the sense of achievement from Physics, that he had experienced.

    Although Charles officially retired in 2001, he was in the Department several times a week working on some novel ideas in the field of quantum mechanics. He was always willing to spend time with colleagues discussing their research and made many valuable contributions. Charles was a much valued colleague and friend he will be greatly missed by us all." ttp://www.rdg.ac.uk/bulletin/extra/447/mccombie.htm

McDonnell, Bill.

McMullan, Joseph V.

Melkonian, Monte

Mellaart, James

  • James Mellaart is an archeologist who has written a number of books. He is widely respected even today. However there seems to be a self-destructive thread in his life. He was involved in a sorry episode called the Dvorak affair that made it appear that he was involved with the trade in looted and smuggled archeological treasures from Turkey. The truly odd part is that it appears that an argument can be made that he staged the scandal. If he did then to what point except self-destruction. Later on he got involved is a silly scam involving kilims and the "mother goddess" myth. It is argued using his own notes as proof that Mellaart began to invent new details of his Catal Huyuk finds long after the fact. Catal Huyuk is of course his major work and major disgrace. It was from that site that the Turkish Government expelled him.
  • Discredited Archeologist James Mellaart's Work Reexamined
  • City on Turkish plains a major draw for 'goddess tours'

Dyke Messler of Camden

Metro Rug Alliance (MRA)

Miller, Mondi

The Miri Brothers (Member Best Carpet Producers and Dealers of Iran)

Morteza Mirmehdi of Qum (Member Best Carpet Producers and Dealers of Iran)

MoonWoven Studio

Morehouse, Brian

Moroccan Rugs

Mosques of Iran
This is not meant to be a comprehensive look but I am getting enough Mosque notes and images that it is time to make a place to gather them.

Mughal Rugs

Mundy, Carol

Munkacsi, Kurt

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