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Edward Appleton
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Born in Bradford, West Yorkshire
Born on 6th of September 1892
Died on 21st of April 1965

Born 1892. Died 1965 - English physicist and Nobel Prize winner.


An English physicist at Cambridge and then Edinburgh University, he won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1947 for his contribution towards exploring the ionosphere. He revealed a new layer of electrically charged particles in the upper atmosphere – the Appleton Layer. Fundamental to wireless communication and radar.

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