Friday, July 2, 2010

Sir William Henry Bragg

Sir William Henry Bragg
July 2nd, 1862 to March 12th, 1942

Sir William Henry Bragg was a pioneer British scientist in solid-state physics who was a joint winner (with his son Sir Lawrence Bragg) of the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 for research on the determination of crystal structures. During the WW I, Bragg was put in charge of research on the detection and measurement of underwater sounds in connection with the location of submarines. He also constructed an X-ray spectrometer for measuring the wavelengths of X-rays. In the 1920s, while director of the Royal Institution in London, he initiated X-ray diffraction studies of organic molecules. Bragg was knighted in 1920.

Sir William Henry Bragg [Wikipedia]

Lawrence Bragg...people's scientist

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