Ernest Lawrence Biography, Age, Weight, Height, Friend, Like, Affairs, Favourite, Birthdate & Other

Ernest Lawrence

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Biography Of Ernest Lawrence
Real Name Ernest Lawrence
Profession Physicists
Nick Name Ernest Orlando Lawrence, Ernest O. Lawrence
Famous as Physicist
Nationality American
Personal life of Ernest Lawrence
Born on 08 August 1901
Birthday 8th August
Died At Age 57
Sun Sign Leo
Born in Canton
Died on 27 August 1958
Place of death Palo Alto
Family Background of Ernest Lawrence
Father Carl Gustavus Lawrence
Mother Gunda Lawrence
Siblings John H. Lawrence
Education Yale University, University of South Dakota, University of Minnesota, University of Chicago, St. Olaf College
Founder/Co-Founder Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Awards 1939 – Nobel Prize in Physics 1957 – Enrico Fermi Award – Cyclotron 1937 – Hughes Medal
Elliott Cresson Medal 1951 – William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement 1958 – Sylvanus Thayer Award 1952 – Faraday Medal 1938 – Comstock Prize in Physics
Personal Fact of Ernest Lawrence

Ernst Lawrence was an American nuclear scientist who won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1939 for his invention of the cyclotron. Although he started his college education with chemistry he soon changed to physics and ultimately earned his PhD in physics from the University of Yale. While working as an associate professor at the University of California, 28 year old Lawrence developed a circular particle accelerator, later termed cyclotron.

The invention, not only earned him Nobel Prize, but also the full professorship at the age of 29 and directorship at the Radiation Laboratory at 35. Although he received the patent for his new invention, he never accepted any royalty from it. Instead, he concentrated on developing larger and more powerful cyclotrons and helped others to build them.

Once the World War II started, he got involved in number of defense projects. He was inducted into the Manhattan Project, and the Uranium-235 required for making the Hiroshima bomb came mostly from his laboratory at Berkeley. He also advocated strongly for manufacturing the Hydrogen bomb. At the same time, he was equally interested in developing nuclear medicine and collaborated with this brother in this.

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