Percy Williams Bridgman

1882 - 1961

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Percy Williams Bridgman (April 21, 1882 – August 20, 1961) was an American physicist who received the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He also wrote extensively on the scientific method and on other aspects of the philosophy of science. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Percy Williams Bridgman has received more than 263,598 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 69 in 2019). Percy Williams Bridgman is the 81st most popular physicist (up from 128th in 2019), the 293rd most popular biography from United States (up from 532nd in 2019) and the 7th most popular American Physicist.

Percy Williams Bridgman is most famous for his contributions to the field of physics, specifically the development of the law of conservation of energy.

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Among physicists, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 81 out of 851Before him are Ernest Lawrence, Louis de Broglie, Mikhail Lomonosov, Manne Siegbahn, C. F. Powell, and Charles Glover Barkla. After him are Charles Thomson Rees Wilson, John Bardeen, Hans Bethe, Victor Francis Hess, Albert A. Michelson, and Jean Baptiste Perrin.

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Among people born in 1882, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 19Before him are Ion Antonescu, Wilhelm, German Crown Prince, Günther von Kluge, Kurt von Schleicher, Abd el-Krim, and Mohammad Mosaddegh. After him are Melanie Klein, Getúlio Vargas, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Umberto Boccioni, Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, and Zoltán Kodály. Among people deceased in 1961, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 9Before him are Erwin Schrödinger, Patrice Lumumba, Dag Hammarskjöld, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Emily Greene Balch, and Gary Cooper. After him are Jules Bordet, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Mohammed V of Morocco, Rafael Trujillo, Otto Loewi, and Adnan Menderes.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 293 out of 20,380Before him are Jeffrey Dahmer (1960), Eli Wallach (1915), Joe Dassin (1938), Lisa Marie Presley (1968), Tommy Lee Jones (1946), and Jerry Brown (1938). After him are B. F. Skinner (1904), Robert E. Lee (1807), Ronnie James Dio (1942), P. T. Barnum (1810), John Wayne Gacy (1942), and John Bardeen (1908).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 7Before him are J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904), Richard Feynman (1918), Barry Barish (1936), Robert Andrews Millikan (1868), Carl David Anderson (1905), and Ernest Lawrence (1901). After him are John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Willis Lamb (1913), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), and Joseph Henry (1797).