Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Biographical contribution
29 May 2020
Biographical contribution |  | 29 May 2020

A scientific career launched at the start of the space age: Michael Rycroft at 80

Karen L. Aplin, R. Giles Harrison, Martin Füllekrug, Betty Lanchester, and François Becker

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