Definition of Bragg, Sir William in English:

Bragg, Sir William

Line breaks: Sir Wil|liam Bragg
Pronunciation: /brag
 
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  • (1862–1942), English physicist, a founder of solid-state physics; full name William Henry Bragg. He collaborated with his son, Sir (William) Lawrence Bragg (1890–1971), in developing the technique of X-ray diffraction for determining the atomic structure of crystals; for this they shared the 1915 Nobel Prize for Physics.

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