Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

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Birth 1868-05-02
Death 1955-08-11
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Physicist (optics, metals). On physics faculty at University of Wisconsin, 1897-1900; and Johns Hopkins University from 1901.

From the description of Papers, 1838-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77766866

Physicist (optics, metals). On the physics faculty at University of Wisconsin (1897-1900), and Johns Hopkins University from 1901.

From the description of Letters to A. H. Raynolds, 1925-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575306

Robert Williams Wood was an American physicist.

He was born in Concord, Mass. May 2, 1868. As a graduate student (1891-1892) at Johns Hopkins University, Wood studied under professor of physics, Henry A. Rowland. Dr. Wood returned to teach at Hopkins in 1901 and was eventually appointed professor of experimental physics, a post he held until his retirement in 1938. His research was largely in the fields of physical optics and spectroscopy, and he is well-known for his early work with diffraction gratings which led to a new process of color photography. During the two world wars, he made contributions to technical warfare. Robert Williams Wood died in Long Island, NY August 11, 1955.

From the description of Robert Williams Wood papers, 1927-1942. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48380108

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