Awards & Winners

William D. Coolidge

Date of Birth 23-October-1873
Place of Birth Hudson
(Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Physicist
William David Coolidge was an American physicist, who made major contributions to X-ray machines. He was the director of the General Electric Research Laboratory and a vice-president of the corporation. He was also famous for the development of "ductile tungsten", which is important for the incandescent light bulb.

Awards by William D. Coolidge

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Hughes Medal
(For his work on the X-rays and the development of highly efficient apparatus for their production.)


Rumford Prize
(For his invention of ductile tungsten and its application in the production of radiation.)