Earnest Orlando Lawrence

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Earnest Orlando Lawrence was born in Canton, South Carolina back in 1901 to Carl and Gunda.  He attended schools at Canton and Pierre, after graduation he enrolled at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion.  He received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry in 1922.  He then enrolled at the University of Minnesota receiving his Master of Arts degree in physics in 1923.

He moved to New Haven, Connecticut where he completed his Doctor of Philosophy degree in physics in 1925.  With Jesse Beams from the University of Virginia he continued his research in the photoelectric field.  He was hired as an associate professor of physics and the University of California in 1928, two years later he became a full professor.  After the outbreak of World War II, he was drawn into military projects.  While we all know Oppenheimer and what he had to do with the Manhattan Project, you might add Ernest to that, for in 1939, he invented the cyclotron (a type of particle accelerator) which gave the United States the nuclear particles it needed to produce the atomic bomb. 

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Comments (4)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Do I have double vision or was Earnest also your featured person yesterday. Hit them straight and drop your putts

May 01, 2021 03:24 AM
James Dray

Yep, forgot to delete it yesterday, sorry

May 01, 2021 04:22 AM
Wayne Martin

James - as long as it was not my double vision, we are good

May 01, 2021 07:40 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - worth a second chance since this is second chance Saturday.☺️

May 01, 2021 04:25 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James -  although there was that one occasion when I knew of the story you shared of someone not-so-famous; and I have read countless profiles of those whose fame has been widely known, the name of Mr Lawrence seemed rather familiar.  I was glad Wayne Martin(and your reply to him) assured me that I was right.  At least this time.  

May 01, 2021 06:23 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

James, had to check out why this post got so little comments? ah then I understood since I am still on antibiotics I can not drink so that is not the reason I saw double today:))Endre

May 01, 2021 02:06 PM