PICCARD, Auguste, Ph.D.
Last updated: August 4, 2017 at 14:47 pm
Professor of physics; designer of the bathyscaphe Trieste with his son Jacques; designed a pressurized aluminum gondola for ballooning; reached the record altitude of 15,785 m (51,775 ft) with Paul Kipfer in 1931; he designed the bathyscaphe using the same buoyancy technique used in balloons.
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