Building a tribute to Sir William Henry Bragg

The University is to name a key building in its £96 million investment in engineering and physical sciences in honour of one of Leeds' most influential scientists, Sir William Henry Bragg.


Sir William Henry Bragg won the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics with his son Sir William Lawrence Bragg, for the development of X-ray crystallography. Their work revolutionised science by enabling researchers to examine the atomic structure of materials in detail for the first time.  

Now the building will form a key part of the new development on campus. The space will provide an exceptional environment for students and will support researchers from engineering and physical sciences to work together to tackle industry challenges from conception and theory to imaging, fabrication, application and translation. The development will also house some facilities funded by Leeds for the Sir Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials.

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