Edward Victor Appleton

Sir Edward Victor Appleton GBE KCB FRS[3] (6 September 1892 – 21 Aprile 1965) wis an Inglis pheesicist.[4][5] Nobel Prize winner an pioneer in radio pheesics. He studied, an wis an aa employed as a Lab Technician, at Bradford Technical College frae 1909 tae 1911.

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Sir Edward Appleton
BornEdward Victor Appleton
6 September 1892(1892-09-06)
Bradford, West Riding of Yorkshire, Ingland, UK
Died21 Apryle 1965(1965-04-21) (aged 72)
Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Alma materBradford College
St John's College, Cambridge
Kent forIonospheric Pheesics[1][2]
Appleton layer
Demonstrating existence of Kennelly–Heaviside layer
AwairdsNobel Prize in Pheesics (1947)
Fellae o the Ryal Society (1927)[3]
Hughes Medal (1933)
Faraday Medal (1946)
Chree Medal (1947)
Ryal Medal (1950)
Albert Medal (1950)
IEEE Medal o Honour (1962)
Scientific career
InstitutionsKing's College London
Varsity o Cambridge
Varsity o Edinburgh
Cavendish Laboratory
Academic advisorsJ. J. Thomson
Ernest Rutherford
Notable studentsJ. A. Ratcliffe
Charles Oatley

He wan the Nobel Prize in Pheesics in 1947 for his seminal wirk provin the exeestence o the ionosphere during experiments carried oot in 1924.


  1. Appleton, E. V. (1946). "Two Anomalies in the Ionosphere". Nature. 157 (3995): 691. Bibcode:1946Natur.157..691A. doi:10.1038/157691a0.
  2. Appleton, EV (1932). "Wireless Studies of the Ionosphere". J. Inst. Elec. Engrs. doi:10.1049/jiee-1.1932.0144.
  3. a b Ratcliffe, J. A. (1966). "Edward Victor Appleton 1892–1965". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 12: 1–19. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1966.0001.
  4. "Sir Edward Appleton (1892–1965)".
  5. "Sir Edward Appleton". Physics Today. 18 (9): 113. 1965. doi:10.1063/1.3047706.