Ernest Lawrence’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday)

Aug 8, 1901

Death Date

Aug 27, 1958

Age of Death

57 years

Cause of Death


Place of Death

Aug 27, 1958



The physicist Ernest Lawrence died at the age of 57. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

American scientist who won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1939 for inventing the cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator. He also developed electromagnetic isotope separation during World War II.

He married Mary Blumer in 1932, and they had six children together.



“From the beginning of the Radiation Laboratory, I have had the rare good fortune of being in the center of a group of men of high ability, enthusiastic and completely devoted to scientific pursuits.” (Ernest Lawrence)


“The day when the scientist, no matter how devoted, may make significant progress alone and without material help is past. This fact is most self-evident in our work.” (Ernest Lawrence)


“Let us cherish the hope that the day is not far distant when we will be in the midst of this next adventure.” (Ernest Lawrence)


“Instead of an attic with a few test tubes, bits of wire and odds and ends, the attack on the atomic nucleus has required the development and construction of great instruments on an engineering scale.” (Ernest Lawrence)


“In the Radiation Laboratory we count it a privilege to do everything we can to assist our medical colleagues in the application of these new tools to the problems of human suffering.” (Ernest Lawrence)