E.bright Wilson

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Birthday
18, 1908
Birthplace
Gallatin, TN
Death Date
Jun 12, 1992 (83)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
18, 1908
Birthplace
Gallatin, TN
Death Date
Jun 12, 1992 (83)

About

Researcher who studied the microwave emissions of molecules and helped further research into the building blocks of the universe. The E. Bright Wilson Award in Spectroscopy, which is given out by the American Chemical Society every year, is named in his honor.

Before Fame

He was selected as the chairman of Harvard University's chemistry department, and co-wrote a textbook on quantum mechanics with Linus Pauling.

Trivia

At the height of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s he was one of the scientists signing an open letter to the government urging an end to the bombing of North Vietnam.

Family Life

He was born in Gallatin, Tennessee.

Associated With

He was awarded the National Medal of Science by president Gerald R. Ford.

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