Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941

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Professor of physics at Case Institute of Technology, involved in theoretical physics and the development of complicated techniques for the quanitatitive measurement of physical phenomena, including the velocity of light in magnetic fields, the expansion of gases, the ether drift, interferometer applications, the photographic registration of sound waves and the quality of musical sounds; and a pioneer in the study of x-rays, radium, and wireless telegraphy.

From the description of Papers, 1887-1939. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78036782

American scientist Dayton C. Miller was born in Strongsville, Ohio, March 13, 1866, and grew up in the small Ohio town of Berea. He worked his way through Baldwin University (later Baldwin-Wallace College). In 1886 he gave a lecture about the sun and also played a flute solo with orchestra. Later he obtained a doctorate in astronomy at Princeton University and in 1890 began an association with the Case School of Applied Science in Cleveland that lasted for over 50 years. In 1908 he introduced the phonodeik, a device that until the invention of electronic oscillators was one of the chief means of converting sound waves into visual images and thus of analyzing all manner of sounds from musical instruments to human speech. Miller's interests in acoustics and music-making were chiefly responsible for his starting, and are reflected in, his collection of flutes and wind instruments. Miller died on Feb. 22, 1941, in Cleveland.

From the description of Dayton C. Miller flute collection, 1880-2000 (bulk 1905-1941). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71055625

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referencedIn Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962. William W. Coblentz papers, 1883-1960. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thomson, Elihu, 1853-1937. Papers, 1853-1955. American Philosophical Society Library
referencedIn William W. Coblentz Papers, 1883-1960 Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. Correspondence with American Musicological Society, 1935-1941. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
referencedIn Elihu Thomson Papers, 1865-1944 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Pugh, Emerson M. Papers, 1929-1970. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-. Papers, 1919-1982. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Harold Spivacke Collection, 1923-1984, (bulk 1930-1978) Music Division Library of Congress
referencedIn Morley, Edward Williams, 1838-1923. Edward Williams Morley papers, 1833-1923 (bulk 1863-1899). Library of Congress
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. Original research in the Department of Physics [manuscript] : a special report / by Dayton C. Miller. Case Western Reserve University, Case Western RSV University
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. Papers, 1887-1939. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Edward Williams Morley Papers, 1833-1923, (bulk 1863-1899) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985. Autobiographical data, ca. 1962. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Philip McCord Morse papers, 1927-1980 Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Institute Archives and Special Collections
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. Original research in the Department of Physics [manuscript] : a special report / by Dayton C. Miller. Case Western Reserve University, Case Western RSV University
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. The audacious jewel : a song : opus 18 / by Dayton C. Miller. Case Western Reserve University, Case Western RSV University
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. Dayton C. Miller flute collection, 1880-2000 (bulk 1905-1941). Library of Congress
creatorOf Miller, Dayton Clarence, 1866-1941. To Eckstein Case, LL.D. on behalf of the faculty of Case School of Applied Science : on the occasion of his resignation of the office of Secretary and Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of the Case School of Applied Science and of his election as secretary and treasurer emeritus / by Dayton C. Miller ; 53rd commencement, June 7, 1937. Case Western Reserve University, Case Western RSV University
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associatedWith Andrade, E. N. da C., (Edward Neville da Costa), 1887-1971 person
associatedWith Back, Ernst, 1881-1959 person
associatedWith Bauer, Edmond, 1880-1963 person
associatedWith Becquerel, Jean, 1878-1953 person
associatedWith Benedicks, Carl Axel Fredrik, 1875-1953 person
associatedWith Berliner, Arnold, 1862-1942 person
associatedWith Birge, Raymond T., (Raymond Thayer), 1887-1980 person
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associatedWith Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962 person
associatedWith Coster, Dirk, 1889-1950 person
associatedWith Darwin, Charles Galton, Sir, 1887-1962 person
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associatedWith Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955 person
associatedWith Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954 person
associatedWith Fokker, A. D., (Adriaan Daniel), 1887-1972 person
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associatedWith Kemble, Edwin C., (Edwin Crawford), 1889-1984 person
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associatedWith Warburg, Emil Gabriel, 1846-1931 person
associatedWith Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002 person
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associatedWith Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943 person
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Chamber music
X-rays
Flute music
Woodwind instruments--Specimens
Flute
Music
Music--Manuscripts
Flute--Specimens
Songs
Physics--Research
Acoustics
Astronomy
Flute--Pictorial works
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Birth 1866-03-13

Death 1941-02-22

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