PHYSICS: Sir Edward Appleton 1947 – Bradford, UK
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N 53° 47.483 W 001° 45.698
30U E 581577 N 5961022
Quick Description: A blue plaque from the Institute of Physics recognising that Sir Edward Appleton studied at the Old Building on Bradford campus between 1911 and 1913.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/7/2011 2:31:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMAF1P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
He studied natural sciences at Cambridge University. After the First World War he studied radio waves and confirmed the existence of the layer in the Earth’s atmosphere called the Ionosphere which reflect radio waves.. He later discovered another layer higher in the atmosphere that reflects Short Wave Radio which now enables long distance communication across the world.

During the 2nd World War his research was used by other scientists to help develop RADAR.

He received the Nobel prize for Physics in 1947. He died on 21st April 1965.
Field of Accomplishment: Physics

Year of Award: 1947

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