James Maurice Daniels (born 1924) is a Canadian Oxford-educated physicist, inventor, author, and former university professor. He was a physics professor at the University of British Columbia, then a university researcher in Brazil, before becoming a professor at the University of Toronto where he retired in the late 1980s.
He won a Guggenheim Guggenheim Fellowship in 1978.
He is the inventor in three US patents: [
He is the author of the book Oriented Nuclei
He authored many scientific articles in areas such as nuclear orientation, and applications of Mossbauer spectroscopy to magnetic materials and minerals. For example:
He was the PhD supervisor of several physicists who became university professors in Canada, including: Gilles Lamarche (UBC-phD, University of Ottawa), Marcel Leblanc (UBC-PhD, University of Ottawa), Denis Rancourt (Toronto-PhD, University of Ottawa), and Stephen Julian (Toronto-PhD, University of Toronto).