Percy Williams Bridgman, US physicist

Percy Williams Bridgman, US physicist

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Credit: W. F. MEGGERS GALLERY OF NOBEL LAUREATES /EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Percy Williams Bridgman (1882-1961), US physicist and Nobel laureate. Bridgman was educated at, and worked at, Harvard University. Bridgman was awarded the 1946 Nobel Prize for Physics. The Nobel was awarded for Bridgman's invention of an apparatus to produce extremely high pressures, and his subsequent work in high-pressure physics. He committed suicide in 1961, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer.

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