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 Ernest Orlando Lawrence

Ernest Orlando Lawrence

Birth
Canton, Lincoln County, South Dakota, USA
Death 27 Aug 1958 (aged 57)
Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California, USA
Burial Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA
Plot Garden of Remembrance, South Wall, Tier 5, Niche 3
Memorial ID 2218 · View Source
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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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  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2218
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ernest Orlando Lawrence (8 Aug 1901–27 Aug 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2218, citing Chapel of Memories Columbarium, Oakland, Alameda County, California, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .