Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

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Elsasser died in 1991.

From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80710094

Died 1991.

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1985 November 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82626096

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330511

From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1986 March 12. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79021365

Biographical Note: Elsasser was trained in nuclear physics and spent most of his career doing research and teaching in geophysics before turning to theoretical biology.

He was born in Mannheim and received his Ph. D. in 1927 from Goettingen where he studied quantum mechanics under Max Born. He taught several years in Berlin, Frankfort and Paris before emigrating to the United States in 1936. He taught at the California Institute of Technology (1936-41), the University of Pennsylvania (1947-50), the University of Utah (1950-56), Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of California, La Jolla (1956-62), Princeton University (1962-67), the University of Maryland (1967-74), and the Johns Hopkins University(1974- ).

From the description of Walter Maurice Elsasser papers, 1927-1987. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48369121

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referencedIn Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995. Conversations with David Inglis, [videorecording] Feb.-May, 1989 American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics. History of Geophysics Project. Responses to History of Geophysics Survey, 1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Emergency Committee in Aid of Displaced Foreign Scholars records, 1927-1949, 1933-1945 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection D-H, 1901-1989, [ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk) Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn McLachlan, Dan, 1905-. Selected incoming letters, 1940-1974. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Casimir, H. B. G. (Hendrik Brugt Gerhard), 1909-2000. Oral history interview with Hendrik Brugt Gerhard Casimir, 1963 July 5 and 6. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Response to History of Geophysics Survey 1988. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Tamm, I. E. (Igorʹ Evgenʹevich), 1895-1971. Papers, 1921-1971. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962. Manuscripts, other authors, 1910-1961. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Chadwick, James, 1891-1974. Oral history interview with James Chadwick, 1969 April 15 to 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976. Oral history interview with Werner Heisenberg, 1962 November 30 to 12 July 1963. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Cowling, T. G. (Thomas George). Oral history interview with Thomas George Cowling, 1978 March 22. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Jordan, Pascual, 1902-1980. Oral history interview with Ernst Pascual Jordan, 1963 June 17 to 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1985 November 21. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Walter Maurice Elsasser papers, 1927-1987. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Erwin Chargaff Papers, 1929-1992 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-. Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Glen, William, 1932-. William Glen interviews with scientists [sound recording] UC Berkeley Libraries
creatorOf Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-. Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1986 March 12. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn John Ptak Computer Science Book Collection, 1891-1987 (bulk 1940-1965) Special Collections Research Center
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Birth 1904-03-20

Death 1991-10-14

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