Bridgman Award

P. W. Bridgman
The Bridgman Award is named in honor of P. W. Bridgman (1882-1961), who was Professor of Physics at Harvard University. In 1946 Bridgman won the Nobel Prize in Physics "for the invention of an apparatus to produce extremely high pressures, and for discoveries he made therewith in the field of high pressure physics." He invented the Bridgman anvil apparatus and, over a period of 40 years, he investigated an enormous variety of materials up to ~ 3 GPa (30 kbar) at room temperature. Bridgman was one the founders of modern high pressure research.