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 157,812 page views. His biography is available in 67 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 64 in 2019). Percy Williams Bridgman is the 128th most popular physicist (down from 114th in 2019), the 582nd most popular biography from United States (down from 387th in 2019) and the 13th 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 128 out of 721Before him are Josiah Willard Gibbs, J. Hans D. Jensen, George Paget Thomson, Edward Victor Appleton, Isidor Isaac Rabi, and Gustaf Dalén. After him are Leo Szilard, Albert Fert, Peter Grünberg, Hans Geiger, Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, and Paul Langevin.

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Among people born in 1882, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 34Before him are Arthur Eddington, Charles Ponzi, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Getúlio Vargas, Jacques Maritain, and Grand Duchess Olga Alexandrovna of Russia. After him are Hans Geiger, Bela Lugosi, Moritz Schlick, Rodolfo Graziani, Robert H. Goddard, and Nicolai Hartmann. Among people deceased in 1961, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 17Before him are Rafael Trujillo, Emily Greene Balch, Kurt Meyer, Frantz Fanon, Mohammed V of Morocco, and Adnan Menderes. After him are Dashiell Hammett, Paul Landowski, Eero Saarinen, Otto Loewi, Maria of Yugoslavia, and Luigi Einaudi.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 582 out of 15,968Before him are Carrie Fisher (1956), Martha Graham (1894), Nancy Sinatra (1940), Bing Crosby (1903), Ruth Benedict (1887), and Albert Ellis (1913). After him are Les Paul (1915), George R. R. Martin (1948), John Stith Pemberton (1831), Bradley Cooper (1975), Reese Witherspoon (1976), and Mia Farrow (1945).

Among PHYSICISTS In United States

Among physicists born in United States, Percy Williams Bridgman ranks 13Before him are Joseph Henry (1797), Clinton Davisson (1881), Ernest Lawrence (1901), John Bardeen (1908), Kip Thorne (1940), and Josiah Willard Gibbs (1839). After him are Owen Chamberlain (1920), Benjamin Thompson (1753), Murray Gell-Mann (1929), Hugh Everett III (1930), Robert H. Goddard (1882), and Martin Lewis Perl (1927).