Richard Courant Papers 1902-1972
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International Business Machines Corporation was incorporated in New York State on June 16, 1911 under the name Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. In 1922, Computing-Tabulating-Recording Co. purchased all of the shares of Deutsche Hollerith Maschinen Gesellschaft. In 1924 the official name of the company was changed to International Business Machines Corporation. In 1933, IBM CEO Thomas Watson ordered the merger of IBM subsidiaries in Germany (Optima, Degemag, Holgemag, Dehomag) under the name De...
Niels Bohr was a Danish physicist who made tremendous contributions to his field, transforming accepted notions of atomic structure, helping to develop nuclear fission, and advocating for international cooperation in crafting responsible nuclear policy. Bohr was born in Copenhagen in 1885 into a family that encouraged his academic pursuits. Christian Bohr, his father, was professor of physiology at the University of Copenhagen. Bohr credited his father for awakening hi...
15 January 1908 Born, Budapest, Hungary 1926 1928 Student, Karlsruhe Technical Institute, Karlsruhe, Germany 1928 Student, University of Munich, Germany 1929 1931 Research associate, University of Leipzig, Germany 1930 Ph.D., University of Leipzig 1931 1933 Research associate, Guttingen, Germany 1934 Married Augusta (Mici) Harkanyi ...
Physicist (solid state physics, quantum mechanics, lattice dynamics, wave functions, molecules). On the physics faculty at Universität Göttingen (1908-1914, 1921-1933); Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin (1914-1919); and University of Edinburgh (1936-1956). From the description of Lecture notebooks, 1905-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79287462 From the description of Papers, ca. 1945-1970. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77749891 From the description of P...
Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was...
Abraham Flexner was an educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1959. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122473834 Educator. From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, 1954. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309737398 From the description of Reminiscences of Abraham Flexner : oral history, [195-?]. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat r...
The original "Survey of large-scale computers and computer projects" was published by the Office of Naval Research in 1947 and 1948. It was revised and updated in 1950 under the title, HIGH-SPEED COMPUTING DEVICES (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1950). This work was contracted out to the Minneapolis, Minn., firm of Engineering Research Associates and was an attempt to survey the state of computer technology at a time when the Navy was weighing the possibility of supporting the development of the electro...
A federally funded research laboratory founded in 1947. Operated by Associated Universities, Inc., sponsored by nine northeastern universities under a contract with the United States Department of Energy, the Laboratory conducts research in high energy physics, basic energy sciences, nuclear energy, nuclear and medium energy physics and chemistry, and basic life sciences, including biology and medical use and effects of radiation, radioisotopes, and other nuclear tools. Environmental and energy ...
This collection of transparencies was used by representatives of the Atomic Energy Commission (A.E.C.) during a presentation before the Alaska House State Affairs Committee, April 4, 1970, in Juneau. At the time of the presentation, the A.E.C. was planning a second underground nuclear test on Amchitka Island in 1971, code-named CANNIKIN. Testimony was heard from several groups against a second test as well as adverse testimony about the first test which took place in October, 1969 and was code n...
American papyrologist and historian of ancient science. Born in Innsbruck, Austria, and educated at the Univ. of Göttingen, Neugebauer joined the faculty of Brown University in 1939, teaching the history of mathematics until his retirement. In 1950 he became a Member with Long-Term Appointment in the Schools of Historical Studies and Natural Sciences, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, N.J. From the description of Papers, 1949-1984. (University of Michigan). WorldCat recor...
Argonne National Laboratory is located at Argonne, Illinois, and is operated by the U.S. Department of Energy. The Laboratory is one of the nation's leading energy research centers. It develops and assesses nuclear and alternative energy technologies and conducts a wide range of fundamental and applied research in the physical, environmental, and biomedical sciences. Research disciplines range from biology, physics, chemistry, materials science, mathematics, and computer science to advanced ener...
The National Academy of Sciences, founded in Washington, D. C., in 1863, grew out of a desire for a body of scientists to give advice on scientific matters to the federal government. Joseph Henry, first Secretary of the Smithsonian, was a force behind its creation. From the description of National Academy of Sciences, 1863-1887 Records. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78403445 ...
University of Virginia professor of mathematics. From the description of Papers of E. J. McShane [manuscript], 1943-1974. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647979363 Professor of Mathematics at the University of Virginia. President of the Mathematical Association of America and The American Mathematical Society. From the description of Oral history interview of Edward J. McShane by Charles E. Moran [manuscript], March 2, 1977. (University of Virginia)...
Foundation executive, mathematician. From the description of Reminiscences of Warren Weaver : oral history, 1961. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309735455 Max Bergmann (February 12, 1886-November 7, 1944) was a biochemist, whose research proved key for the study of biochemical processes. His work on peptide synthesis and protein splitting provided a starting point for modern protein chemistry and the study of enzyme-substrate ...
Member, Dartmouth Class of 1904; professor, 1910-1918, and president, 1919-1930, of the University of North Carolina; president of the University of Illinois, 1930-1933; and later chancellor of New York University. From the description of [Articles and speeches]. 1921-1939] (New Hampshire Newsp Project). WorldCat record id: 83772190 Chase was professor, 1910-1918, and president, 1919-1930, of the University of North Carolina; president of the University of Illinois, 1930-193...
Philanthropic organization established in 1936 by Henry and Edsel Ford from profits of the Ford Motor Company. From the description of Grant files, [ca. 1936-1986]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155532303 ...
Mathematician. From the description of Oswald Veblen papers, 1881-1960 (bulk 1920-1960). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 71062378 Biographical Note 1880, June 24 Born, Decorah, Iowa 1898 A.B., University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa 1900 A.B...
Mathematician, educator, and author, of Princeton, N.J.; joined the faculty of Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J., in 1935. From the description of History of the Institute for Advanced Study, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70966902 Marston Morse (1892-1977) received his Ph.D. from Harvard in 1917. He was the Benjamin Peirce Instructor in Mathematics (1919-1920), Assistant Professor of Mathematics (1926-1928), and Professor of Mathematics (1929-1935) at Ha...
Metallurgist. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80779468 ...
A graduate of the College of Emporia, Kansas in 1924 with a A.B. degree in mathematics, Carroll Newsom earned his M.A. (1927) and Ph.D. (1931) from the University of Michigan, where he became an instructor in 1927. His other academic positions included Chairman of the Math Department at Oberlin College (1944-1948), Assistant Commissioner (1948), and Associate Commissioner for Higher Education, in the state of New York (1950-55), and Executive Vice President (1956), and President of New York Univ...
Died 1967. From the description of Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80709804 Physicist (quantum theory and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at California Institute of Technology and University of California, Berkeley in theoretical physics, 1929-1947; director of Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory, 1943-1945; chairman of the General Advisory Committee of the Atomic Energy Commission, 1946-1952; d...