Robert Van-de-Graaff

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Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Tuscaloosa, AL
Death Date
Jan 16, 1967 (65)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
20, 1901
Birthplace
Tuscaloosa, AL
Death Date
Jan 16, 1967 (65)

About

Physicist who most notably invented the high-voltage electrical generator. He taught at both Princeton University and MIT.

Before Fame

He got his first degree from the University of Alabama but continued his studies in France and England at the Sorbonne and Oxford, respectively.

Trivia

He created the Van-de-Graaff Generator, the metal globes that can make hair stand on end when touched.

Family Life

He was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Associated With

He was awarded the Elliott Cresson Medal for his work on electricity, as did Nicola Tesla forty years before.