PICCARD, Jacques, Ph.D.

Switzerland (1922-2008)

Last updated: December 22, 2019 at 4:26 am

Oceanographer; engineer; first person – along with Lt. Don Walsh – to have reached the deepest point on the earth’s surface, the Challenger Deep, in the Mariana Trench on January 23, 1960 aboard the bathyscaphe Trieste; built four submarines including the Auguste Piccard, the world’s first passenger submarine; founder of the Foundation for the Study and Protection of Seas and Lakes; son of Auguste Piccard; father of Bertrand Piccard.


EDITOR’S NOTE
The deepest point of the Challenger Deep is deeper than the depth reached by the bathyscaphe Trieste in 1960.
Hubbard Medal (2012)
NOGI (Science, 1967)

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