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Bromley, David Allan

Born: 1926 AD
Currently alive, at 89 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Physicists


1926 - Born on May 4th in Westmeath, Ontario, Canada. David Allan Bromley, internationally recognized father of heavy ion physics and science advisor to the former President Bush.

1948 - He earned a Bachelor of Science with highest honors.

1950 - Received his Master of Science in nuclear physics.

1952 - Obtained his nuclear physics doctorate at the University of Rochester.

1961 - Allan left Chalk River to accept an appointment at Yale University.

1963 - Bromley founded the A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory, serving as its director for twenty-six years.

1972 - Bromley’s pioneering research at Wright earned him the titles of Henry Ford II Professor of Physics.

         - Allan was a member of the Physics sub-committee of the Queen's Advisory Council on Engineering.

1981 - Maintained a great interest in his Alma Mater, which awarded him an honorary DSc degree.

1982 - He wrote a report for Principal Watts on the Science and Engineering departments with particular attention to graduate studies and research.

1988 - He received the National Medal of Science, the highest scientific honor awarded by the United States.

1993 - He was the Sterling Professor of the Sciences.

1994 - Became the Yale Dean of Engineering.

1997 - Bromley was president of the American Physical Society.

2001 - He was the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences.

2005 - Died of heart attack on February 10th at the age of 78.


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