The Nobel Prize in Physics 1947

Sir Edward Victor Appleton

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The Nobel Prize in Physics 1947 was awarded to Sir Edward Victor Appleton "for his investigations of the physics of the upper atmosphere especially for the discovery of the so-called Appleton layer"

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