Abelson, Philip Hauge, 1913-2004Variant names
1913, Apr. 27:
Born, Tacoma, Wash.
M.S., Washington State University, Pullman, Wash.
Married Neva Martin (died 2000)
Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, Calif. Identified products of uranium fission
Codiscoverer with Edwin M. McMillan of Element 93 (Neptunium)
1941- 1945: Associate physicist, physicist, senior physicist, and principal physicist, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
Awarded U.S. Navy Distinguished Civilian Service Medal
1946- 1953: Chairman, Biophysics Section, Department of Terrestrial Magnetism, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
1953- 1971: Director, Geophysics Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Elected to National Academy of Sciences
1960- 1963: General Advisory Committee, Atomic Energy Commission
1962- 1984: Editor, Science magazine
1968- 1981: Council member, National Academy of Sciences, with a seven-year absence from 1971 to 1978
1971- 1978: President and trustee, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington, D.C.
Awarded Kalinga Prize, UNESCO
1978- 1980: Chairman, Board of Trustees, Bio-Energy Council
Received Distinguished Public Service Award, National Science Foundation
From the guide to the Philip Hauge Abelson Papers, 1939-2002, (bulk 1970-1989), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)
Scientist and editor. Abelson spent most of his career at Carnegie Institution of Washington, moving from assisstant physicist (1939) to director of the Geophysical Lab to president (1971-1978).
From the description of Oral History interview with Philip Hauge Abelson, 2002 June 19 and 26 and July 3. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305581
Nuclear physicist, chemist, and editor. Born 1913.
From the description of Philip Hauge Abelson papers, 1939-2002 (bulk 1970-1989). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70984445
Scientist and editor. Abelson spent most of his career at Carnegie, moving from assistant physicist (1939) to director of the Geophysical Lab to president (1971-1978).
From the description of Autobiography, undated. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154305575
Member, National Academy of Sciences, and editor of the journal Science, 1962-1985.
From the description of Philip Hauge Abelson papers, 1937-1989 (bulk 1962-1984). (Washington State University). WorldCat record id: 646518633
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