Bragg, William Henry
|born on||2 July 1862|
|Place||Wigton, England, 54n49, 3w09|
|Timezone||GMT h0e (is standard time)|
A noted English physicist, mathematician, and teacher whose reputation rests on his pioneering work on the determination of crystal structure by the use of x-ray diffraction. For this achievement, he was awarded the 1915 Nobel Prize for physics with his eldest son, William Lawrence Bragg. Bragg's work advanced understanding of the way atoms bond together to form molecules, and resulted in practical repercussions throughout industry. He is also noted for his efforts to win physics a popular audience, particularly through his acclaimed Christmas lectures for the Royal Society.
He died 12 March 1942.
- parent->child relationship with Bragg, William Lawrence (born 31 March 1890)
- Work : Prize 1915 (Nobel Prize)
Birth time unknown. Starkman rectified it to 15.34.12 UT
- Vocation : Science : Physics
- Notable : Extraordinary Talents : For Meritorious achievement
- Notable : Awards : Nobel prize
- Notable : Famous : First in Field (crystal structure)
- Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession