The Nobel Prize in Physics 1947
Edward V. Appleton
Sir Edward Victor Appleton
Born: 6 September 1892, Bradford, United Kingdom
Died: 21 April 1965, Edinburgh, Scotland
Affiliation at the time of the award: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, London, United Kingdom
Prize motivation: "for his investigations of the physics of the upper atmosphere especially for the discovery of the so-called Appleton layer"
Field: electromagnetism, space physics