Ernest Lawrence

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Birthday
8, 1901
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Aug 27, 1958 (57)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
8, 1901
Birthplace
United States
Death Date
Aug 27, 1958 (57)

About

American scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for inventing the cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator. He also developed electromagnetic isotope separation during World War II.

Before Fame

He graduated from the University of Minnesota and completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics at Yale.

Trivia

He was a big supporter of government funding for large-scale scientific programs following World War II.

Family Life

He married Mary Blumer in 1932, and they had six children together.

Associated With

He and Max Planck were both decorated physicists who won Nobel Prizes.