Percy Williams Bridgman

1882 - 1961

Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman (21 April 1882 – 20 August 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 138,694 page views. His biography is available in 64 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 115th most popular physicist.

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Among physicists, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 114 out of 659Before him are George Paget Thomson, Ernest Lawrence, Barry Barish, Gustaf Dalén, François Arago, and Nicolaas Bloembergen. After him are Murray Gell-Mann, Hippolyte Fizeau, Edward Victor Appleton, Alfred Kastler, Hans Geiger, and Ernst Abbe.

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Among people born in 1882, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 27Before him are Arthur Eddington, Abd el-Krim, James Franck, Umberto Boccioni, Abdullah I of Jordan, and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark. After him are Hans Geiger, Getúlio Vargas, Emmerich Kálmán, Jacques Maritain, Bela Lugosi, and Moritz Schlick. Among people deceased in 1961, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 12Before him are Gary Cooper, Louis-Ferdinand Céline, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Adnan Menderes, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Zog I of Albania. After him are Jules Bordet, Frantz Fanon, Rafael Trujillo, Emily Greene Balch, Dashiell Hammett, and Kurt Meyer.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 387 out of 12,171Before him are Eminem (1972), Jerome Bruner (1915), Alvin Toffler (1928), Franklin Pierce (1804), John Dillinger (1903), and Jack Lemmon (1925). After him are William McKinley (1843), Tennessee Williams (1911), Harold Lloyd (1893), Lawrence Kohlberg (1927), Martin Cooper (1928), and Jim Mattis (1950).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 11Before him are John Bardeen (1908), Clinton Davisson (1881), Arthur Compton (1892), Owen Chamberlain (1920), Ernest Lawrence (1901), and Barry Barish (1936). After him are Murray Gell-Mann (1929), John Robert Schrieffer (1931), Ben Roy Mottelson (1926), Joseph Henry (1797), Donald A. Glaser (1926), and Leon Cooper (1930).