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Appleton, Edward Victor, Sir

Born: 1892 AD
Died: 1965 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Physicists


1892 - Born on the 6th of September in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England.

1900 - At the age of 18 he won a scholarship to St John's College, Cambridge. He graduated with a first class degree in Natural Sciences.

1920 - After returning from active service in World War I, he became assistant demonstrator in experimental physics at the Cavendish Laboratory.

1924-1936 - He was professor of physics at King's College London.

1924 - Used the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) radio broadcast transmitter at Bournemouth, England.

1936-1939 - Professor of natural philosophy at Cambridge University.

1939-1949 - He was secretary of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

1941 - He was Knighted.

1947 - He received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his contributions to the knowledge of the ionosphere, which led to the development of radar.

1949-1965 - He was Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Edinburgh University.

1965 - Died on the 21st of April in England.


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