Edward Mills Purcell

American physicist

1912   -   1997

country of citizenship: United States of America
educated at: Harvard University, Purdue University
occupation: physicist, nuclear scientist, university teacher
award received: Nobel Prize in Physics, Oersted Medal, National Medal of Science, Richtmyer Memorial Award, Beatrice M. Tinsley Prize, Max Delbruck Prize

Edward Mills Purcell (August 30, 1912 – March 7, 1997) was an American physicist who shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discovery (published 1946) of nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids. Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) has become widely used to study the molecular structure of pure materials and the composition of mixtures.
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