Bridgman, Percy Williams

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Bridgman, Percy Williams,

1882–1961, American physicist, b. Cambridge, Mass., grad. Harvard (B.A., 1904; Ph.D., 1908). From 1910 he taught at Harvard, as professor from 1919. He won the 1946 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the physics of high pressures. He is known also for his studies of electrical conduction in metals and properties of crystals and for his writings on the philosophy of modern science. His works include The Logic of Modern Physics (1927), The Nature of Physical Theory (1936), and Nature of Thermodynamics (1941).
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The newly christened bridgmanite, named for high-pressure physicist Percy Bridgman, is a high-density form of magnesium iron silicate and makes up about 38 percent of Earth's volume.
The mineral was named after 1964 Nobel laureate and pioneer of high-pressure research Percy Bridgman.
The name, Bridgmanite, was given to the most abundant mineral Earth in honour of a pioneer in the use of high pressure experiments called Percy Bridgman.
In the November 2002 Educational Researcher, David Berliner of Arizona State University offers two definitions of science, the first from Richard Feynman, the second from Percy Bridgman, two fair-to-middlin' scientists: 1) "The belief in the ignorance of authority" and 2) "Individuals doing their damnedest with their minds, no holds barred.