Thursday, November 29, 2012
William Henry Bragg: Market Harborough's Nobel laureate
BBC Radio 4's In Our Time this morning dealt with the history of crystallography and in particular the contribution of William and Lawrence Bragg. This father-and-son team won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1915 for their work in this field.
The father, William Henry Bragg, was educated at Market Harborough Grammar School in the days when lessons still took place in the quaint half-timbered building in the town centre.