Kasimir Fajans Papers 1912-1987 1936-1975


Kasimir Fajans Papers 1912-1987 1936-1975

Professor of Chemistry at the Univesity of Michigan, 1936-1957, previously professor at the University of Munich, internationally known for his work on radioactivity; papers include extensive correspondence files, lectures and publications, personal/biographical material and photographs.

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Taylor, Hugh S. (Hugh Stott), 1890-1974

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Frankenburger, L.

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Hassel, Odd, 1897-1981

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Honigschmid, Otto.

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Franck, James, 1882-1964

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James Franck was born August 26, 1882 in Hamburg, Germany, where his Sephardic Jewish forebears had lived for over two hundred years [Box 20, folder 58 and Box 21, folder 1]. His father, Jacob Franck, was a banker who wanted his son to follow a business career in keeping with family tradition. From childhood on, however, James could imagine no other life but science. An X-ray photograph illustrates his fascination with new discoveries in physics. He had already read of Roentgen's X...

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Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985

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Physicist. Major affiliations include: Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München, Munich, Germany, 1913-1921; Technische Hochschule Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany, 1921-1937; Queens College, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1939-1949; and Polytechnic Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. USA, 1949-1959. From the description of Letters to M. Born, [after 1933]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80601618 Physicist. Major affiliations: Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 1913-...

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

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James Bryant Conant (1893-1978) was a chemist, educator and public servant. Conant taught chemistry at Harvard from 1917-1933; he served as Harvard's president from 1933-1953. He was the national director of defense research from 1941-1945, and was instrumental in the creation of the atomic bomb. He continued as President of Harvard until 1953, at which time he was made United States High Commissioner for Germany. When allied military occupation of Germany ended in 1955, Conant became the U.S. A...

Hassel, Odd, 1897-

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Sommerfeld, Arnold, 1868-1951

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Physicist (mathematical physics, atomic physics, theoretical physics, wave mechanics, quantum mechanics). On the mineralogy faculty at Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen (1893-1897); on the mathematics faculty at Technische Universität Clausthal (1897-1900); on the mechanics faculty at the Technische Hochschule zu Aachen (1900-1906); and on the physics faculty at Universität München from 1906. From the description of Papers, ("New" Sommerfeld Nachlass), ca. 1890-ca. 1950. (Un...

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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 ...

Rossini, Frederick D. (Frederick Dominic), 1899-

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Dean of the College of Science, University of Notre Dame, 1960-1967, and Vice-President for University Research, 1967-1971. From the description of Papers, 1929-1981. (University of Notre Dame). WorldCat record id: 24330435 ...

Universität München.

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Fajans, Kasimir, 1887-1975

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Physical chemist, director of the Institute of Physical Chemistry at the University of Munich, professor of chemistry at the University of Michigan. From the description of Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1987. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 80453897 From the description of Kasimir Fajans papers, 1912-1975. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34422856 Major affiliations include: Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany (1911-1917); Lu...

Frankenburger, L.

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Lembert, Max E. (Max Ernest), d. 1925.

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Kasha, Michael A., 1920-

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Wieland, H. (Heinrich), 1877-

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Bragg, William Henry, 1862-1942

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Educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. B. A. as 3rd Wrangler 1884. Professor at Adelaide University 1886-1908. Cavendish Professor at Leeds, 1909-1915. Quain Professor of Physics at University of London 1915-1923. Received Nobel Prize 1915 (with his son William Lawrence Bragg F. R. S. 1921). F. R. S. 1907. Rumford Medal 1907. Copley Medal 1930. C. B. E. 1917. K. B. E. 1920. O. M. 1931. Hughes Medal Royal Society 1931. President Royal Society 1935. Director of Royal Institution of Great Britain ...

Euler, Hans von, 1873-1964.

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Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-

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Died in 1981. From the description of Oral history interview with Harold Clayton Urey, 1964 March 24. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584513 Epithet: US chemist, Nobel laureate British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000561.0x0000b4 Mildred Cohn was a biochemist and biophysicist. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1938 and was a research associate in biochemistry at several univers...

Weyl, Woldemar A. (Woldemar Anatol), 1901-

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Percy Williams Bridgman (1882-1961), was a physicist.  His contributions to the field concern the effects of high pressures on materials and their thermodynamic behavior, contributions that would not have been possible without the equipment, particularly a seal, that he invented himself.  He also contributed to crystallography, electrical conduction in metals, and the philosophy of modern physics.  He was a Nobel laureate in physics (1946) and recipient of many other honors.  He earned his Harva...

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Lange, Erich, 1896-

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Franz, E.

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Hoenigschmid, Otto

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Physicist and chemist; Nobel Laureate. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77865733 ...

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Laue, Max ˜vonœ 1879-1960

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Major affiliations include: Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1905-1909, 1919-1943; Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Munich, Germany, 1909-1912; Universität Frankfurt-am-Main (later Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Universität Frankfurt), Frankkfurt-am-Main, Germany, 1914-1919; Fritz-Haber-Institut der Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, Berlin, Germany, 1951-1960. From the description of Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122521272 Physicist. Major affi...

Szwarc, Michael M., 1909-

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Engler, Carl, 1842-1925

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Standinger, Hermann, 1881-1965.

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Bredig, Georg, 1868-

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Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin), 1888-1971

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Zeeman, Pieter, 1865-1943

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Fromherz, Hans, 1902-....

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Niggli, Paul, 1888-1953

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Nernst, Walter, 1864-1941.

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Bernstein, Richard B. (Richard Barry), 1923-1990

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Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

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Pysicists (theoretical, atomic, and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at Kobenhavns Universitet (1922-1923); Universität Hamburg (1923-1928); and Eidgenössische Ttechnische Hochschule Zürich (1928-1958); and visiting professor, Institute for Advanced Study (1935-1936, and from 1940). From the description of Letters. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030815 Physicist (theoretical, atomic, and nuclear physics). On the physics faculty at Kobenhavns Universitet, 1922-19...

Fiekers, Bernard A., 1906-1973.

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Kolthoff, I.M. (Izaak Maurits), 1894-1993

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Born in Almelo, Netherlands on 11 February 1894. Died on 4 March 1993. Education: Diploma, Pharmaceutical Institute, State University of Utrecht (1915). Ph. D., Chemistry, State University of Utrecht (1918). Employment: 1917-1927 State University of Utrecht, 1927- University of Minnesota. From the description of Oral history interview with Izaak M. Kolthoff 1984 March 15. (Chemical Heritage Foundation). WorldCat record id: 186432900 Izaak Maurits Kolthoff, Ph.D. (1918) Unive...

Cady, George H. (George Hamilton), 1906-1993

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Meitner, Lise, 1878-1968

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Seaborg was born on Apr. 19, 1912 in Ishpeming, MI; AB, UCLA, 1934; Ph. D, UC Berkeley, 1937; research assoc. (1937-39), instructor (1939-41), asst. professor (1941-45), prof. of chemistry (1945-71), univ. professor beginning in 1971, UC Berkeley; director of plutonium work for Manhattan Project at Univ. of Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory (1942-46); head of Nuclear Chemistry Division (1946-58 and 1971-75), and assoc. director of laboratory, 1954-61 and again beginning in 1971, Lawrence Berkeley...

Kuhn, Richard, 1900-1967

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Fajans Family.

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Hantzsch, A.

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Richards, Theodore W. (Theodore William), 1868-1928

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Theodore W. Richards graduated from Harvard in 1886. From the description of Chemistry notebooks and bluebook, 1885-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073083 From the description of First forensic and forensic thesis, 1885-1886. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 77073084 Harvard professor and Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry. From the description of Letter to Sally Fairchild, n.d. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 5120...

University of Michigan.

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Outside of museum holdings, no comprehensive survey and inventory of campus artwork had been attempted since 1937. With support from the Michigan Commission on Art in Public Places, 1,076 items were inventoried during 1988-1990. Additional inventory work was undertaken in 1997-1998 for risk management purposed, but generated little new information. From the description of Inventory of University of Michigan-owned art, 1988-1990, 1997-1998. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id...

Wycoff, Ralph W. G. (Ralph Walter Graystone), 1897-

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Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

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Ernest Rutherford was a British physicist. From the description of Correspondence, 1890-1937. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173465954 From the guide to the Ernest Rutherford correspondence, 1890-1937, 1890-1937, (American Philosophical Society) Ernest Rutherford was a physicist and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1904. From the description of Letters, 1904-1924, to Bertram Borden Boltwood. (American Philosophical Society Library). W...

Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966

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Physical chemist (molecular structure, quantum theory, magnetism, polymers). On the physics faculty at Georg-August Universität zu Göttingen, 1913-1920; on the staff at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, 1910-1927; on the faculty at Universität Leipzig, 1927-1934; director, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut für Physik, 1935-1939; and professor and chair of the chemistry department, Cornell University from 1940. Died 1966. From the description of Holograph student notes, 1901, a...

Haber, Fritz, 1868-1934

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German chemist; major affiliations include: Technische Hochschule Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany 1903-1911; Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 1911-1933; and Kaiser-Wilhelm-Institut für Physikalische Chemie, Berlin, Germany, 1911-1933. From the description of Haber-Willstädter collection, 1910-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122591256 Born in Breslau (now Wroclaw, Poland) on December 9, 1868, Haber was a chemist, professor of chemistry at the Karl...

Willstätter, Richard, 1872-1942

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German chemist. From the description of Papers, 1910-1964. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122591207 ...

Soddy, Frederick, 1877-1956

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Physical chemist; Fellow of the Royal Society and Nobel prize winner; Professor of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry, Oxford, 1919-1936. Discoverer of isotopes. From the description of Papers, 1913-1957. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84011697 Chemist. University College of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1894-1895; Merton College, Oxford, 1896-1898; private research in Oxford, 1898-1899; Demonstrator, McGill University, Montreal and work with Rutherford on Atomic Disentegration Theory, ...

Paneth, Fritz, 1887-1958

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Hevesy, Georg ˜vonœ 1885-1966

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Chemist (radioactivity, isotope separation). Associate at the Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of Copenhagen (1920-1926, 1934-1943); on the physical chemistry faculty at Universität Freiburg im Breisgau (1926-1935) and associate at the Institute for Research in Organic Chemistry from 1943. From the description of Lectures, 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78354780 From the description of Lectures [microform], 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83426747 ...