Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942

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Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. B. A. as 3rd Wrangler 1884. Professor at Adelaide University 1886-1908. Cavendish Professor at Leeds, 1909-1915. Quain Professor of Physics at University of London 1915-1923. Received Nobel Prize 1915 (with his son William Lawrence Bragg F. R. S. 1921). F. R. S. 1907. Rumford Medal 1907. Copley Medal 1930. C. B. E. 1917. K. B. E. 1920. O. M. 1931. Hughes Medal Royal Society 1931. President Royal Society 1935. Director of Royal Institution of Great Britain 1923.

From the description of Miscellaneous letters, 1907-1931. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81062454

Major affiliations include: University of Adelaide, Australia, 1885-1909; University of London, London, England, UK, 1915-1923; Royal Institution, London, England, UK, 1923-1942.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80781558

Professor of Physics and Mathematics, University of Adelaide (1886-1909); Nobel Prize for Physics (with W. L. Bragg), 1915.

From the description of Research notes on X-rays, 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78311260

William Henry Bragg, 1862-1942 was Cavendish Professor of Physics at the University of Leeds, 1909-1915. His main research was in the fields of X-ray spectra and the structure of crystals. Much of his research was in collaboration with his son, William Laurence Bragg, with whom he shared the Nobel prize for physics in 1915. He was knighted in 1920 and awarded the Order of Merit in 1931

From the guide to the Notebook of Sir William Henry Bragg, with associated material, 1913, (GB 206 Leeds University Library)

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Birth 1862-07-02

Death 1942-03-12

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