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Ernest Orlando Lawrence
Birth: Aug. 8, 1901
Canton
Lincoln County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Aug. 27, 1958
Palo Alto
Santa Clara County
California, USA

Physicist who first demonstrated his invention, the cyclotron (atom smasher), in 1930; it accelerated protons. The cyclotron later produced radioisotopes for medical use. He was at university of California from 1928-58 and in 1936 became director of its Radiation Laboratory at Berkeley, later named for him. He won a Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939. During World War II, he and others developed plutonium sources for the atomic bomb. 
 
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 Parents:
  Carl Gustavus Lawrence (1871 - 1954)
  Gunda Regina Jacobson Lawrence (1874 - 1959)
 
 Sibling:
  Ernest Orlando Lawrence (1901 - 1958)
  John Hundale Lawrence (1904 - 1991)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Chapel of Memories Columbarium
Oakland
Alameda County
California, USA
Plot: Garden of Remembrance, South Wall, Tier 5, Niche 3
 
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Record added: Jan 01, 2001
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Ernest Orlando Lawrence
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