Henry A. H. Boot

Henry A. H. Boot
Fields of study
Electron devices


Henry A. H. Boot received the B.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in physics from the University of Birmingham, England, in 1938 and 1941, respectively.

He has published papers on high-power magnetrons, radio-frequency plasma containment, the first pulsed gas lasers, and recently, on new types of pyroelectric infra-red image converter tubes.

Dr. Boot is a member of the Institute of Physics and a Fellow of the Institution of Elecrical Engineers. He was a Nuffield Research Fellow, and for his wartime work and joint invention of the cavity magnetron with John T. Randall, received the John Price Wetherill Medal of the Franklin Institute, the John Scott Award of the City of Philadelphia, and an award from the Royal Commission on Awards to Inventors.