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Edward Victor Appleton
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Born (1892-09-06)6 September 1892
Died 21 April 1965(1965-04-21) (aged 72)
Edinburgh, Scotland
Nationality English
Alma mater St John's College, Cambridge
Known for Ionospheric Physics
Appleton layer
Demonstrating existence of Kennelly–Heaviside layer
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics (1947)
Fellow of the Royal Society (1927)
Hughes Medal (1933)
Faraday Medal (1946)
Chree Medal (1947)
Royal Medal (1950)
Albert Medal (1950)
IEEE Medal of Honor (1962)
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions Bradford College
King's College London
University of Cambridge
University of Edinburgh
Cavendish Laboratory
Academic advisors J. J. Thomson
Ernest Rutherford
Notable students J. A. Ratcliffe
Charles Oatley
The grave of Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh
The grave of Sir Edward Victor Appleton, Morningside Cemetery, Edinburgh

Sir Edward Victor Appleton GBE KCB FRS (6 September 1892 – 21 April 1965) was an English physicist, Nobel Prize winner (1947) and pioneer in radiophysics. He studied, and was also employed as a lab technician, at Bradford College from 1909 to 1911.

He won the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1947 for his seminal work proving the existence of the ionosphere during experiments carried out in 1924.

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