Edward Joseph Conway, 1894-1968

  title={Edward Joseph Conway, 1894-1968},
  author={Montague Maizels},
  journal={Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society},
  pages={69 - 82}
  • M. Maizels
  • Published 1 November 1969
  • History
  • Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
Edward Joseph Conway was an international figure in biophysics and an outstanding Irish scientist. He was born near Nenagh, Co. Tipperary, on 3 July 1894. Nenagh was then, as now, a prosperous market town, the centre of beautiful and fertile country, mainly devoted to dairy farming. Conway always retained a great love of the Irish countryside, and for the fly-fishing which he enjoyed in the nearby Shannon. Revisiting it for a civic reception in his seventieth year, he said: ‘I feel that I have… 
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