Klein, Martin J.

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Martin J. Klein was born on June 25, 1924, in New York City. He received his A.B. in 1942 and A.M. in 1944 from Columbia University, and his Ph.D. in physics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1948. He was a member of the Operations Research Group for the U. S. Navy from 1945 to 1946. Klein returned to MIT in 1946 as a research associate in physics. From 1949 to 1967 he held various academic appointments in physics at Case Institute of Technology. He joined Yale in 1967 as professor of the history of physics and chaired the Department of History of Science and Medicine from 1971 to 1974. In 1974 he was named Eugene Higgins Professor of History of Physics and Professor of Physics. In 1991 he was named Bass Professor of the History of Science and Professor of Physics. He retired from Yale in 1999. Klein published on the history of physics and biographies of prominent physicists including Albert Einstein, Paul Ehrenfest, and J. Willard Gibbs. In 2005 Klein received the American Physical Society/American Institute of Physics's Abraham Pais Prize for the History of Physics for his research in nineteenth- and twentieth-century physics. He died on March 28, 2009, at Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

From the description of Martin J. Klein papers, 1951-2004 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702182167

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creatorOf American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1974 : Chicago, Ill.). Joint session of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording] : History of physics ; 1974 February 6. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988. George Eugène Uhlenbeck papers, 1918-1981 (bulk 1925-1970). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Meeting (1976 : Washington, D.C.). Bicentennial session on the history of pioneering American physicists [sound recording] / 1976 April 28. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988. George Eugène Uhlenbeck papers, 1918-1981 (bulk 1925-1970). University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Gibbs Symposium (1989 : Yale University). Records of the Gibbs Symposium, 1964-1989 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Klein, Martin J. Martin J. Klein papers, 1951-2004 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Annual Meeting (1969 : New York, N.Y.). Joint symposium of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers on history and philosophy of physics [sound recording] / 1969 February 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf American Physical Society. Meeting (1966 : Washington, D.C.). Invited papers on the history of physics [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1966 April 28. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Death 2009-03-28

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