Casimiro Del Rosario Biography, Contribution To Science

Casimiro Del Rosario is a Filipino scientist, physicist and astronomer. In 1984, he was given the prestigious National Scientist Award.

Personal Information
Full Name : Casimiro Del Rosario
Birth Date : June 13, 1896
Died : September 15, 1982
Birthplace : Bantayan, Cebu, Philippines

College : University of the Philippines, 1918
Course : Civil Engineering
Master : Physics, Yale University, USA, 1924
Doctorate : Physics, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 1932

Career Highlights
* Director, Philippine Weather Bureau for 11 years
* Vice-chairman, National Science Development Board in 1958

Contribution to Science
* Researches on ultraviolet light of different wavelengths, effect of radioactive radiation on Euglena, high voltage electrical discharges in a vacuum
* Co-founder of the Bartol Research Foundation in Philadelphia, an institution which did pioneering researches in physics

1984 – National Scientist of the Philippines

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