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Dewitt Bristol Brace
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Dewitt Bristol Brace was born at Wilson, New York, January 5, 1859, son of Lusk and Emily C. Brace. He was graduated Bachelor of Arts at Boston University in 1881 and Master of Arts in 1882. From 1881 to 1883 he pursued special studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and at Johns Hopkins University.

From 1883 to 1885 he studied under Helmholz and Kirchhoff in Berlin, and received at the close of this period the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. Returning to this country he accepted the assistant professorship of Physics at the University of Michigan, which he held from February to June 1886. From 1888 till his death he occupied the chair of Physics at the University of Nebraska.

He was a Fellow and vice-president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, associate of the British Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the Council of the American Physical Society. Besides frequent contributions to the technical journals, he published " Laws of Radiation and Absorption" (1901). On October 16, 1901, he was married to Elizabeth Russell Wing, of West Newton, Massachusetts. He died at his home in Lincoln, Nebraska, October 2, 1905.