Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973

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Physicist and oceanographer (quantum mechanics, atomic physics, underwater acoustics, geophysical hydrodynamics); professor of geophysics, University of California, San Diego (UCSD); first director of the UCSD Marine Physical Laboratory; director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography (1948-1950). Died 1973.

From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306129

Physicist, oceanographer, and educator. Died 1973.

From the description of Papers of Carl Eckart, 1921-1973 (bulk 1935-1970). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71070710

Died in 1973.

From the description of Oral history interview with Carl Henry Eckart, 1962 May 31. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82445524

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  • 1902, May 4: Born, St. Louis, Mo.
  • 1923 - 1925 : Ph.D. in physics, Princeton University, Princeton, N.J.
  • 1926: Married Edith Louise Frazee (divorced 1948)
  • 1927 - 1928 : Studied in Berlin, Germany, as a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation fellow
  • 1928 - 1946 : Professor of physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • 1934 - 1935 : Sabbatical to attend Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton University (also in 1952-1953 and 1960-1961)
  • 1942 - 1946 : Assistant (and eventually director), War Research Division, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1946 - 1952 : Director, Marine Physical Laboratory, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1946 - 1971 : Professor of geophysics, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1952: Elected member of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 1958: Married Klara Dan Von Neumann (died 1963)
  • 1960: Hydrodynamics of Oceans and Atmospheres (Oxford: Pergamon Press. 290 pp.)
  • 1965 - 1967 : Vice-chancellor for academic affairs, University of California, San Diego, Calif.
  • 1966: Awarded Alexander Agassiz Medal by National Academy of Sciences for contributions to oceanography
  • 1972: Awarded William Bowie Medal by American Geophysical Union for outstanding contributions to fundamental geophysics
  • 1973, Oct. 23: Died, La Jolla, Calif.

From the guide to the Carl Eckart Papers, 1921-1973, (bulk 1935-1970), (Manuscript Division Library of Congress)

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referencedIn Epstein, Paul Sophus, 1883-1966. Oral history interview with Paul Sophus Epstein, 1962 May 25 to 2 June. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957. John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957). Library of Congress
creatorOf Brown, John C. Photographs, September 1964. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Papers, 1908-1974 bulk, 1948-1973. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Papers of Carl Eckart, 1921-1973 (bulk 1935-1970). Library of Congress
referencedIn John Von Neumann Papers, 1912-1996, (bulk 1935-1957) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
referencedIn Shankland, Robert S., 1908-. Oral history interview with Robert S. Shankland, 1974 August 20 and 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Froman, Darol Kenneth, 1906-. Oral history interview with Darol Kenneth Froman, 1976 June 7. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf McMath, Robert R. (Robert Raynolds), 1891-1962. Robert R. McMath papers, 1916-1962. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Oral history interview with Carl Henry Eckart, 1962 May 31. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps Institution of Oceanography biographical files, 1903-1981. University of California, San Diego, UC San Diego Library; UCSD Library
creatorOf Carl Eckart Papers, 1921-1973, (bulk 1935-1970) Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records of the Director, 1943-1955. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Eckart, Carl, 1902-1973. Papers. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Shapiro, Maurice M. (Maurice Mandel), 1915-. Oral history interview with Maurice Mandel Shapiro, 1978 May 30. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Office of the Director. Records, 1943-1955. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Munk, Walter H. (Walter Heinrich), 1917-. Oral history interview with Walter Heinrich Munk, 1997-1998. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Birth 1902-05-04

Death 1973-10-23

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