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Colombo

(Encyclopedia) Colombo kəlŭm´bō [key], largest city (1995 est. pop. 750,000) and former capital of Sri Lanka, a port on the Indian Ocean near the mouth of the Kelani River. The…

Robert I

(Encyclopedia) Robert I or Robert the Bruce, 1274–1329, king of Scotland (1306–29). He belonged to the illustrious Bruce family and was the grandson of that Robert the…

Roberts, Richard John

(Encyclopedia) Roberts, Richard John, 1943–, British biochemist, Ph.D., Univ. of Sheffield, 1968. Roberts joined James D. Watson 's Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York…

Schrieffer, John Robert

(Encyclopedia) Schrieffer, John Robert, 1931–, American physicist, b., Oak Park, Ill., Ph.D. Univ. of Illinois, 1957. Schrieffer was a professor at the Univ. of Chicago (1957–60), the…

Aumann, Robert John

(Encyclopedia) Aumann, Robert John, American-Israeli mathematician, b. Frankfurt, Germany, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1955. He immigrated with his family to the United…

Lewis, John Robert

(Encyclopedia) Lewis, John Robert, 1040–, African-American politician and civil-rights leader, b. near Troy, Ala., grad. American Baptist Theological Seminary (B.A. 1961), Fisk Univ. (B…

Walker, Robert John

(Encyclopedia) Walker, Robert John, 1801–69, American public official, b. Northumberland, Pa. A lawyer, he practiced for a time in Pittsburgh. In 1826 he moved to Natchez, Miss. As a…

Colombo Plan

(Encyclopedia) Colombo Plan, international economic organization created in a cooperative attempt to strengthen the economic and social development of the nations of Southeast Asia and…

Stott, John Robert Walmsley

(Encyclopedia) Stott, John Robert Walmsley, 1921–2011, Anglican clergyman influential in 20th-century evangelical Christianity, b. London. He attended college and theological school at…

Vane, Sir John Robert

(Encyclopedia) Vane, Sir John Robert, 1927–2004, British pharmacologist, Ph.D. Oxford, 1953. With B. I. Samuelsson and Sune K. Bergström , Vane was awarded the 1982 Nobel…