- Au·guste [French oh-gyst] /French oʊˈgüst/, 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, aeronaut, inventor, and deep-sea explorer: designer of bathyscaphes.
- his sonJacques [zhahk] /ʒɑk/, 1922–2008, Swiss oceanographer and bathyscaphe designer, born in Belgium.
- Jean Fé·lix [zhahn fey-leeks] /ʒɑ̃ feɪˈliks/, 1884–1963, U.S. chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland (brother of Auguste).
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For the next 52 years, Walsh and Piccard were also the only explorers to reach the very bottom of the ocean.James Cameron Dives into the Ocean's Abyss
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In The Explorer Gene, science writer Tom Cheshire presents a fascinating cross-section of Piccard family history.This Week’s Hot Reads: Dec. 2, 2013
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Piccard's results showed that both curvatures occurred and he concluded that the sensitive region is not confined to the tip.Darwin and Modern Science
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- Auguste (oɡyst). 1884–1962, Swiss physicist, whose study of cosmic rays led to his pioneer balloon ascents in the stratosphere (1931–32)
- his twin brother, Jean Félix (ʒɑ̃ feliks). 1884–1963, US chemist and aeronautical engineer, born in Switzerland, noted for his balloon ascent into the stratosphere (1934)