Born on July 27, 1939, William Happer is an American physicist who is the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University and is a Professor Emeritus and specializes his study in atomic physics, optics and spectroscopy. To learn more about him, read the article below.

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Before Fame: He attended University of North Carolina and Princeton University.

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William Happer Ethnicity/Religion

Born in Vellore, India, he was born to Dr. William Happer, a Scottish medical officer in the Indian Army and Dr. Gladys Morgan Happer, a medical missionary for the Lutheran Church of North Carolina.

William Happer Affair/Married/Wife

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  • Full Name: William Happer
  • Nicknames: Will Happer
  • Birthday: July 27, 1939
  • Age: 79 years old (as of Feb 2019)
  • Birthplace: Vellore, India
  • Current Residence: United States
  • Education: University of North Carolina, Princeton University
  • Profession: Physicist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity/Race: White
  • Religion: Christian
  • Zodiac: Leo
  • Spouse/Wife: Not Available
  • Children: Not Available


  • Height: Not Available
  • Weight: Not Available

Trivia/ Facts that you probably didn’t know

  • He is of Scottish descent.
  • He was born in Vellore, India.
  • He served as director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science in the George HW Bush administration from 1991 to 1993.
  • He rejects scientific consensus on climate change.
  • His academic career started at Columbia University where he became a full professor and director of the Columbia Radiation Laboratory.
  • He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and a member of the National Academy of Sciences.
  • In 2003, he was named the Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics at Princeton University and currently he is a Professor Emeritus.