Percy Williams Bridgman

Percy Williams Bridgman (21 Aprile 1882 – 20 August 1961) wis an American physicist wha wan the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his wirk on the physics o heich pressurs. He forby wrote extensively on the scienteefic method an on ither aspects o the filosofie o science.[2][3][4]

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Percy Williams Bridgman
Born21 Apryle 1882(1882-04-21)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, Unitit States
Dee'd20 August 1961(1961-08-20) (aged 79)
Randolph, New Hampshire, Unitit States
Cause o daith
NaitionalityUnitit States
Alma materHarvard Varsity
Kent forHeich pressur physics
Operational defineetion
AwairdsRumford Prize (1917)
Elliott Cresson Medal (1932)
Comstock Prize in Physics (1933)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1946)
Fellae o the Ryal Society (1949)[1]
Bingham Medal (1951)
Scientific career
InstitutionsHarvard Varsity
Doctoral advisorWallace Clement Sabine
Doctoral studentsFrancis Birch
Gerald Holton
John C. Slater
John Hasbrouck Van Vleck


  1. Newitt, D. M. (1962). "Percy Williams Bridgman 1882–1961". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society. 8: 26–40. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1962.0003.
  2. "Percy W. Bridgman". Physics Today. 14 (10): 78. 1961. doi:10.1063/1.3057180.
  3. Bridgman, P. (1914). "A Complete Collection of Thermodynamic Formulas". Physical Review. 3 (4): 273–281. Bibcode:1914PhRv....3..273B. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.3.273.
  4. Bridgman, P. W. (1956). "Probability, Logic, and ESP". Science. 123 (3184): 15–17. Bibcode:1956Sci...123...15B. doi:10.1126/science.123.3184.15. PMID 13281470.