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Edward Mills Purcell. By Taylor Lueth. Edward Mills Purcell. Edward M. Purcell was born on August 30, 1912, in Taylorville, Illinois. He went to school in a Taylorville, Illinois. In 1929, entered Purdue University in Indiana.

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Edward mills purcell

Edward Mills Purcell

By Taylor Lueth


Edward mills purcell1

Edward Mills Purcell

  • Edward M. Purcell was born on August 30, 1912, in Taylorville, Illinois.

  • He went to school in a Taylorville, Illinois.

  • In 1929, entered Purdue University in Indiana.

  • In 1933, graduated from Purdue University in electrical engineering.


Edward mills purcell

  • He had tried valiantly to regain his strength after suffering leg fractures in a fall in 1996

  • Recurring bacterial lung infections requiring extended hospitalizations repeatedly set back his recovery.

  • Died on March 7, 1997, of respiratory failure at his home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Significance in the physics world

Significance in the physics world

  • In 1945, discovery of nuclear magnetic resonant absorption (NMR).

  • In 1951 his successful detection with Harold I. Ewan of the emission of radiation at 1421 MHz.

  • Each of these discoveries has led to an huge range of developments.

  • Purcell made ingenious contributions in biophysics


Edward mills purcell

  • comprehensive theory of nuclear magnetic relaxation

  • explanations of the absorption and scattering of starlight by interstellar grains.

  • Purcell was a past president of the American Physical Society


Interesting and relevant facts

Interesting and relevant facts

  • Has two younger brothers

  • His father, Edward A. Purcell, was manager of the local telephone exchange in Taylorville.

  • Ed's mother, Elizabeth Mills Purcell, taught Latin in the Taylorville high school.

  • Ed graduated from Purdue University in the spring of 1933 with the B.S.E.E. degree.


Edward mills purcell

  • He was inspired by the elegant articles in the Bell System Technical Journal.

  • Purcell was a past president of the American Physical Society

  • During the war Purcell headed the group working on very short wavelength radar at the MIT Radiation Laboratory

  • In 1945 Purcell observed nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR),


Work cited

Work cited

  • http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1952/purcell-bio.html

  • http://www.nap.edu/html/biomems/epurcell.html

  • http://www.news.harvard.edu/gazette/1998/04.09/FacultyofArtsan.html


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