P. W. Bridgman, Hollis Professor of Mathematics and Natural Philosophy at Harvard University since 1926 and a member of the Harvard faculty since 1904, has been awarded the Society of Rheology's Bingham Medal for 1951 for his outstanding contributions to rheological science, particularly for his studies of the deformation of solids under extremely high stresses while surrounded by an environment of extremely high pressures, and for his work on the viscosity of liquids under very high pressure. Professor Bridgman, who received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1946, has been honored with numerous other awards. A member of many professional scientific organizations, both foreign and domestic, he served as president of the American Physical Society in 1942 and is an honorary member of the British Physical Society.

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