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Bridgman, Percy Williams (Percy)

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Born: 1882 AD
Died: 1961 AD, at 79 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists

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1882 - He was born on the 21st of April in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

1900 - Bridgman entered Harvard University and studied physics through to his Ph.D..

1905 - He began investigating the properties of matter under high pressure.

1910 - He taught at Harvard, becoming a professor.

1934 - Bridgeman received an honorary Doctor of Science degrees from Stevens Institute.

         - He received the Rumford Medal (American Academy of Arts and Sciences), the Cresson Medal (Franklin Institute), the Roozeboom Medal (Royal Academy of Sciences of the Netherlands), and the Comstock Prize (National Academy of Sciences).

1942 - He was a member of the American Physical Society and was its President.

         - He was also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, and the National Academy of Sciences.

         - He was a Foreign Member of the Royal Society and Honorary Fellow of the Physical Society (London).

1961 - He died on the 20th of August.

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