William Henry Bragg and The University of Adelaide
W.H. Bragg was a British physicist, chemist and mathematician who shared, with his son William Lawrence Bragg, the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics for their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-ray.
In Adelaide Bragg matured as a teacher and a research scientist, married and had three children, and actively participated in many facets of University and community life.
From 1904 to 1908 he conducted a research programme whose fruits remain an enduring feature of science. In 1909 the Braggs left Adelaide to further their careers
The complete story of Bragg’s time in Adelaide can be found in John Jenkin’s The Bragg Family in Adelaide: A pictorial celebration.
|1862||Born in Cumberland|
|1869||Moved to Market Harborough, Leicestershire|
|1875||King William's School on the Isle of Man|
|1881-1885||Trinity College, Cambridge – Student|
|1886-1908||University of Adelaide – Elder Professor of Mathematics and Experimental Physics|
|1889||Married Gwendoline Todd in Adelaide|
|1898||Study leave in Europe|
|1899||Successful experiments in wireless telegraphy|
|1904||President of section A of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science;researches into alpha particles|
|1907||Fellow of the Royal Society|
|1908||President of the Australasian Association for the Advancement of Science|
|1909-1915||University of Leeds – Cavendish chair of physics|
|1915||Nobel Prize for Physics (with son Lawrence)|
|1915-1923||University College London – Quain Professor of physics|
|1923||Royal Institution: Fullerian Professor of Chemistry and Director of the Davy Faraday Research Laboratory|
|1942||Died in London|