Bragg, Sir William H. (1862-1942)


Sir William Henry Bragg and his son, William Lawrence Bragg, received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1915 for on “their services in the analysis of crystal structure by means of X-rays”.

The following quotation from the end of a course of lectures on “Sound” he gave at the Royal Institution is often cited: “Some people say that religion and science are opposed; so they are, but only in the same sense as that in which my thumb and forefinger are opposed—and between the two one can grasp everything.”

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