Awards & Winners

Clinton Davisson

Date of Birth 22-October-1881
Place of Birth Bloomington
(McLean County, United States of America, Illinois)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Scientist, Physicist
Clinton Joseph Davisson, was an American physicist who won the 1937 Nobel Prize in Physics for his discovery of electron diffraction. Davisson shared the Nobel Prize with George Paget Thomson, who independently discovered electron diffraction at about the same time as Davisson.

Awards by Clinton Davisson

Check all the awards nominated and won by Clinton Davisson.


Nobel Prize in Physics
(for their experimental discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals)


Hughes Medal
(For his research that resulted in the discovery of the physical existence of electron waves through long-continued investigations on the reflection of electrons from the crystal planes of nickel and other metals.)


Comstock Prize in Physics
(In recognition of his experimental work demonstrating that under certain conditions, electrons behave as we would expect trains of waves to behave.)