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Bowdoin in History

Total Number of Articles: 7

First Article on this Page: February 8, 2019

Latest Article on this Page: May 3, 2019

Bowdoin in History

The Hall effect: how a Bowdoin-taught genius made history

Bowdoin has no shortage of notable alumni to boast about. Yet unless you’re a physicist or engineer, you might not have heard of Edwin Hall, Bowdoin Class of 1875. Hall was born in Gorham, Maine on November 7, 1855, and grew up in the area, ultimately attending the College and continuing on to make enormous strides in his respective field of physics that altered the course of fields such as engineering and technology entirely.

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