Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943

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Biographical Note: Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943) was a physicist, professor (1891-1926) and president (1929-1935) of The Johns Hopkins University, and chairman of the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

Ames took his B.A. and Ph. D. (1890) degrees from Hopkins. In 1886-87 he studied with Helmholtz at the University of Berlin. Returning to Hopkins Ames studied spectroscopy with Henry Rowland and succeeded Rowland as director of the Physical Laboratory in 1901. Among Ames's published works are "A Manual of Experiments in Physics" (1896), "Theory of Physics" (1897), "Textbook of General Physics" (1904) and "Theoretical Mechanics" (1929).

From the description of Joseph Sweetman Ames papers, 1888-1968. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48380079

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referencedIn Lovejoy, Arthur O. (Arthur Oncken), 1873-1962. Arthur O. Lovejoy papers, 1872-1963. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Mackall, Leonard L. (Leonard Leopold), 1879-1937. Leonard Leopold Mackall papers, 1900-1937. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966. Addition to papers, 1870-1973 (bulk: 1906-1966). American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bliss, William Julian Albert, 1867-1940. W.J.A. Bliss papers, 1892-1927. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Wilson, Lucy, 1888-. Oral history interview with Lucy Wilson, 1978 October 4 and December 6. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Roberts Brothers (Boston, Mass.). Correspondence, 1882-1898, bulk 1838-1932. Columbia University. Rare Book and Manuscript Library
referencedIn Vinal, George Wood, 1882-1969. Autobiography, ca. 1963 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Ames, Joseph Sweetman, 1864-1943. Joseph Sweetman Ames papers, 1888-1968. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Houghton Mifflin Company contracts, 1831-1979 (inclusive) 1880-1940 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008. Oral history interview with John Archibald Wheeler, 1967 April 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Crew, Henry, 1859-1953. Papers [microform], 1833-1967, (bulk 1880-1940) American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Collitz, Hermann, 1855-1935. Hermann Collitz papers, 1846-1935. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Robles Pazos, José. José Robles Pazos papers, 1929-1940. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Joseph Sweetman Ames physics lectures MSS. 0077., 1898-1899 W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, The University of Alabama
referencedIn Vinal, George Wood, 1882-1969. Oral history interview George Wood Vinal, 1964 March 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tuve, Merle Antony, 1901-1982. Oral history interview with Merle Antony Tuve, 1967 March 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Electricity--Study and teaching
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Light--Study and teaching
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Birth 1864-07-03

Death 1943-06-24

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