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 Édouard Branly

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Édouard Branly Famous memorial

Birth
Amiens, Departement de la Somme, Picardie, France
Death
24 Mar 1940 (aged 95)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Plot
Division 10, #1
Memorial ID
7738 View Source

Inventor and Physician. After an early education at the Lycée of St. Quentin, he continued his studies at Lycée Henri IV and in 1865 he moved to Ecole Normale Superieure. By 1868, he had obtained degrees in mathematics, physical and natural sciences. Five years later, he became director of the Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne and received his doctorate in science. In 1876, he left the Sorbonne and became professor of physics at the Catholic University in Paris, where he began to study medicine, receiving his degree in 1882. This dual expertise allowed research into physiotherapy, electrotherapy and physics and lead to his development of the coherer around 1890. The coherer is a glass tube containing metal filings. Because of its reaction when integrated into a battery circuit it made wireless telegraphy possible. He was named a Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1899, and Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. In 1900, he received the grand prize at the Paris Exposition for his radio conductors. His many writing include "Cours elementaire de physique" in 1905, and "Traite elementarie de physique" in 1906. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The invention of the Branly coherer was significant enough that Guglielmo Marconi's first radio communication across the English Channel was "Mr. Marconi sends to Mr. Branly his regards over the Channel through the wireless telegraph, this nice achievement being partly the result of Mr. Branly's remarkable work." In 2010, Branley's research into radio conduction was named an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing.

Inventor and Physician. After an early education at the Lycée of St. Quentin, he continued his studies at Lycée Henri IV and in 1865 he moved to Ecole Normale Superieure. By 1868, he had obtained degrees in mathematics, physical and natural sciences. Five years later, he became director of the Physics Laboratory at the Sorbonne and received his doctorate in science. In 1876, he left the Sorbonne and became professor of physics at the Catholic University in Paris, where he began to study medicine, receiving his degree in 1882. This dual expertise allowed research into physiotherapy, electrotherapy and physics and lead to his development of the coherer around 1890. The coherer is a glass tube containing metal filings. Because of its reaction when integrated into a battery circuit it made wireless telegraphy possible. He was named a Commander of the Order of St. Gregory the Great in 1899, and Chevalier of the Legion of Honor. In 1900, he received the grand prize at the Paris Exposition for his radio conductors. His many writing include "Cours elementaire de physique" in 1905, and "Traite elementarie de physique" in 1906. He was elected to the French Academy of Sciences and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. The invention of the Branly coherer was significant enough that Guglielmo Marconi's first radio communication across the English Channel was "Mr. Marconi sends to Mr. Branly his regards over the Channel through the wireless telegraph, this nice achievement being partly the result of Mr. Branly's remarkable work." In 2010, Branley's research into radio conduction was named an IEEE Milestone in Electrical Engineering and Computing.

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  • Added: 18 Dec 1999
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 7738
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/7738/%C3%A9douard-branly: accessed ), memorial page for Édouard Branly (23 Oct 1844–24 Mar 1940), Find a Grave Memorial ID 7738, citing Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France; Maintained by Find a Grave.