Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999

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Born in Hamburg, Germany on 25 December 1904. Died on 3 March 1999. Education: Dr. Ing., Darmstadt Technische Universität (1928). Employment: 1930-1935 Darmstadt Technische Universität ; 1935-1945 University of Saskatchewan ; 195-1948 University of Chicago ; 1948- National Research Council of Canada.

From the description of Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg 1986 May 5 (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 78596467

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Gerhard Herzberg studied physics at the Darmstadt Institute of Technology, where he also taught after receiving his doctor's degree in 1928. Relieved of his position in 1935 by the Nazis, he emigrated to Canada, where he taught at the University of Saskatchewan until 1945. After three years at the University of Chicago, he returned to Canada as head of the Division of Physics at the National Research Council, a position he held until his retirement in 1969. In 1971, he received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry for his work in the field of molecular spectroscopy. Died 1999.

From the description of Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg, 1989 February 28 and 1 March. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82743676

Born in Hamburg, Germany, Gerhard Herzberg studied physics at the Darmstadt Institute of Technology, where he also taught after receiving his doctor's degree in 1928. Relieved of his position in 1935 by the Nazis, he emigrated to Canada, where he taught at the University of Saskatchewan until 1945. After three years at the University of Chicago, he returned to Canada as head of the Division of Physics at the National Research Council, a position he held until his retirement in 1969. In 1971, he received the Nobel Prize of Chemistry for his work in the field of molecular spectroscopy.

From the description of Papers, 1928-1940, 1950-1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77898644

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creatorOf American Physical Society. Meeting (1972 : Washington, D.C.). General interest session [sound recording] / 1972 April 26. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975. Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1987. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962. Letters to NBS staff on "Atomic Energy Levels," 1949-1971. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Kasimir Fajans Papers, 1912-1987, 1936-1975 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995. Papers, 1928-1995. University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999. Papers, 1928-1940, 1950-1976. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975. Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1975. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Mulliken, Robert Sanderson. Papers, 1908-1985 (inclusive), 1920s-1985 (bulk). University of Chicago Library
creatorOf Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999. Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg, 1989 February 28 and 1 March. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999,. Oral history interview with Gerhard Herzberg 1986 May 5 Chemical Heritage Foundation, Othmer Library of Chemical History
referencedIn Hund, Friedrich, 1896-1997. Oral history interview with Friedrich Hund, 1963 June 25 and 26. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Chandrasekhar, Subrahmanyan. Papers, 1928-1995 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Mulliken, Robert S. Papers, 1908-1985 Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library,
referencedIn Struve, Otto, 1897-1963. Selected correspondence [microform], 1932-1945. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Wu, Ta-You. Oral history interview with Ta-you Wu, 1977 February 5. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Landé, Alfred, 1888-. Alfred Lande's autograph collection 1919-1973 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory. Symposium in honor of Allen G. Shenstone on the occasion of his retirement [sound recording] / 1962 June 16. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn National Research Council of Canada. Oral history interviews of physicists. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
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Birth 1904-12-25

Death 1999-03-03

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