Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973Alternative names
Physicist and oceanographer (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, underwater acoustics, geophysical hydrodynamics); professor of geophysics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD); first director of the UCSD Marine Physical Laboratory; director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1948-1950). Died 1973.
From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306129
Physicist, oceanographer, and educator. Died 1973.
From the description of Papers of Carl Eckart, 1921-1973 (bulk 1935-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070710
Died in 1973.
From the description of Oral history interview with Carl Henry Eckart, 1962 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82445524
1902, May 4:
Born, St. Louis, Mo.
1923- 1925: Ph.D. in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
Married Edith Louise Frazee (divorced 1948)
1927- 1928: Studied in Berlin, Germany, as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow
1928- 1946: Professor of physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
1934- 1935: Sabbatical to attend Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (also in 1952-1953 and 1960-1961)
1942- 1946: Assistant (and eventually director), War Research Division, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
1946- 1952: Director, Marine Physical Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
1946- 1971: Professor of geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
Married Klara Dan Von Neumann (died 1963)
Hydrodynamics of Oceans and Atmospheres (Oxford: Pergamon Press. 290 pp.)
1965- 1967: Vice-chancellor for academic affairs, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
Awarded Alexander Agassiz Medal by National Academy of Sciences for contributions to oceanography
Awarded William Bowie Medal by American Geophysical Union for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics
1973, Oct. 23:
Died, La Jolla, Calif.
From the guide to the Carl Eckart Papers, 1921-1973, (bulk 1935-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
- Universities and colleges--Illinois
- Atomic bomb
- Universities and colleges--California
- Physics--Study and teaching
- Oceanography--Study and teaching
- Science--Societies, etc
- World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine
- Universities and colleges
- Atomic theory
- Submarine warfare
- Marine sciences
- Nuclear physics
- Quantum theory
- Illinois (as recorded)
- California (as recorded)