Edwin Hall

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Birthday
7, 1855
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 20, 1938 (83)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
7, 1855
Birthplace
Maine
Death Date
Nov 20, 1938 (83)

About

Physicist credited with the discovery of the "Hall Effect," which describes the voltage difference across an electrical conductor. He served as a Professor of Physics at Harvard University from 1895 to 1921.

Before Fame

He was the Principal of Brunswick High School from 1876 to 1877 and earned his PhD from Johns Hopkins University in 1880.

Trivia

His famous "Hall Effect" is found in fuel injection and anti-lock braking systems for motor vehicles.

Family Life

He married Caroline Eliza Bottum from Vermont in August 1882.

Associated With

He and Roy J. Glauber both taught Physics at Harvard University.