In the case of the Dead Sea scrolls, important questions required answers. Did they really date from around the time of Christ? Using Libby's radiocarbon dating technique, the scrolls have been dated, using the linen coverings the scrolls were wrapped in.
Suppose a linen sample of 1 gram is analysed in a counter.
The activity is measured at approximately 11.9 decays per minute.
He graduated in 1977 with a BSc Honours in Applied Physics from the University of Lancaster, and obtained an MSc in Medical Physics from the University of Leeds in 1987.
He is interested in various theoretical aspects of radiation and radiological physics, with an interest in mathematical modelling in general.
Current research involves a theoretical description of X-ray beam spectra.