Edward Mills Purcell bio

Birth Name: Edward Mills Purcell

Occupation: Physicist

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: August30, 1912

Date Of Death: March 7, 1997

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Edward Mills Purcell was born on the 30th of August, 1912. He was popular for being a Physicist. Physicist known for his work in Nuclear magnetic resonance, which has been used to study the molecular structure of pure materials. He served as science advisor to Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson and he was awarded the National Medal of Science in 1979.

Edward Mills Purcell was born in Illinois. He attended Harvard University after receiving his BSEE in electrical engineering from Purdue University. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and he shared the 1952 Nobel Prize for Physics for his independent discoveryof nuclear magnetic resonance in liquids and in solids, which he published 1946.

Edward Mills Purcell was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Edward Mills Purcell is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Edward Mills Purcell was born in the Year of the Rat.

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Zodiac Sign: Edward Mills Purcell was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: Edward Mills Purcell was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are clever and charming. They're curious, but sometimes too motivated by money.

Ruling Planet: Edward Mills Purcell had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

Edward Mills Purcell’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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