Edward Mills Purcell

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Birthday
30, 1912
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 7, 1997 (84)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
30, 1912
Birthplace
Illinois
Death Date
Mar 7, 1997 (84)

About

Physicist known for his work in Nuclear magnetic resonance, which has been used to study the molecular structure of pure materials. He served as science advisor to Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson and he was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1979.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University after receiving his BSEE in electrical engineering from Purdue University.

Trivia

He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discoveryof nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids, which he published 1946.

Family Life

He resided in Massachusetts until his death.

Associated With

He served as an adviser for Dwight Eisenhower .