Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

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Dates:
Birth 1902-05-04
Death 1973-10-23
English

Biographical notes:

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

Biographical Note

  • 1902, May 4: Born, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1923 - 1925 : Ph.D. in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1926: 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.
  • 1952: Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1958: Married Klara Dan Von Neumann (died 1963)
  • 1960: Hydrodynamics of Oceans and Atmospheres (Oxford: Pergamon Press. 290 pp.)
  • 1965 - 1967 : Vice-chancellor for academic affairs, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1966: Awarded Alexander Agassiz Medal by National Academy of Sciences for contributions to oceanography
  • 1972: 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)

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Subjects:

  • Universities and colleges--Illinois
  • Atomic bomb
  • Oceanography--History
  • Universities and colleges--California
  • Science--History
  • Geophysics
  • Physics--Study and teaching
  • Oceanography--Study and teaching
  • Science--Societies, etc
  • World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations--Submarine
  • Physics
  • Universities and colleges
  • Atomic theory
  • Submarine warfare
  • Marine sciences
  • Thermodynamics
  • Nuclear physics
  • Quantum theory
  • Oceanography

Occupations:

  • Educators
  • Physicists--Interviews
  • Oceanographers
  • Physicists

Places:

  • Illinois (as recorded)
  • California (as recorded)