Ridenour, Louis N. (Louis Nicot), 1911-1959

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1911-06-27
Death 1959-05-21

Biographical notes:

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

Biographical Note

  • 1911, Nov. 11: Born, Montclair, N. J.
  • 1932: B.S. in physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1934: Married Gretchen Hinckley Kraemer
  • 1936 - 1938 : Instructor in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1938: 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.
  • 1954: Published and edited with William A. Nierenberg, Modern Physics for the Engineer (New York: McGraw-Hill. 2 vols.)
  • 1955: 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.
  • 1959: 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)

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Subjects:

  • Nuclear energy--Government policy--United States
  • Ballistics--Expertising
  • Science and state
  • Physics
  • Air Force Research
  • Military Research and Development
  • Nuclear energy
  • Solid state physics
  • Air Force Scientific Advisory Board
  • Science and state--United States
  • Science--Research
  • Aberdeen Ballistic Research Laboratory
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • Computers
  • Research and development
  • Metallurgy
  • 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
  • Loyalty
  • 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
  • Radiation
  • Nuclear reactors
  • McGraw--Hill
  • Radar

Occupations:

  • Collector
  • Authors
  • Physicists

Places:

  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)