Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959Alternative names
Ridenour was dean of the Graduate College and professor of Physics, 1947-1951, University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign Campus).
From the description of Papers, 1946-1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154303021
Physicist and author.
From the description of Louis N. Ridenour papers, 1917-1960 (bulk 1945-1959). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984016
1911, Nov. 11:
Born, Montclair, N. J.
B.S. in physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
Married Gretchen Hinckley Kraemer
1936- 1938: Instructor in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Ph.D. in physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, Calif.
1938- 1941: Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pa.
1941- 1944: Assistant director, Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Mass.; headed team that developed SCR 584 gun laying radar
1942- 1946: Consultant to the secretary of war; field duty as chief radar advisor in North African, European, and Pacific theaters of World War II
1947- 1951: Professor of physics and dean of graduate college, University of Illinois, Urbana, Ill. Editor-in-chief, Radiation Laboratory series of technical books
1948- 1952: Chairman, scientific advisory board to the chief of staff, United States Air Force
1951- 1954: Vice president, International Telemeter Corp., Los Angeles, Calif.
1952- 1953: Visiting professor of engineering, University of California, Los Angeles, Calif.
Published and edited with William A. Nierenberg, Modern Physics for the Engineer (New York: McGraw-Hill. 2 vols.)
Director of program development, Missile System Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
1955- 1957: Director of research, Missile System Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
1957- 1959: Assistant general manager and chief scientist, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank, Calif.
Vice president and general manager, Electronics and Avionics Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corp., Burbank Calif.
1959, May 21:
Died, Washington, D.C.
From the guide to the Louis N. Ridenour Papers, 1917-1960, (bulk 1945-1959), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Nuclear energy--Government policy--United States
- Science and state
- Air Force Research
- Military Research and Development
- Nuclear energy
- Solid state physics
- Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
- Science and state--United States
- Aberdeen Ballistic Research Laboratory
- University of Pennsylvania
- Research and development
- Hydrogen bomb
- Research institutes
- Science consultants
- Nuclear energy--Government policy
- Rand Corporation
- Military-industrial complex
- Loyalty security program, 1947-
- Atomic Scientists
- International cooperation
- Scientific Research and Development, Office of
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Laboratory
- Atomic Energy Commission, United States
- World War, 1939-1945--Antiaircraft artillery operations
- Naval Research, Office of
- World War, 1939-1945--Radar
- World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American
- Atomic bomb
- Radar in aeronautics
- Antiaircraft guns
- Research and development contracts, Government--Rules and practice
- Nuclear reactors
- United States (as recorded)
- United States (as recorded)