Edward Purdy Ney Papers 1941-1996


Edward Purdy Ney Papers 1941-1996

The collection consists of correspondence, research data, patent drawings, publications, and reports of Edward P. Ney, University of Minnesota physicist and astronomer best known for research in cosmic rays, the solar corona, zodiacal light, infrared astronomy, space photography, and radon gas.

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The department of physics began at the University of Minnesota in 1889 when Frederick S. Jones was hired as professor of physics. In 1902, the first physical laboratory, now Jones Hall, was completed. The current physics laboratory building was built in 1928 and renamed the Tate Laboratory of Physics in 1963. In 1956, the department of physics in the College of Science, Literature and the Arts was raised to the status of a school and transferred to the Institute of Technology. In 19...

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Physicist. Died 1994. From the description of An account of the first sample of separated Uranium 235 at the University of Minnesota in 1940, 1954. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82028106 Alfred Otto Carl Nier, world-renowned physicist and scientific instrument designer, was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on May 28, 1911. He spent most of his career at the University of Minnesota, both as a student and as a member of the faculty. His post-doctoral work was done at Harvard Univ...

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Gordon Cooper (b. March 6, 1927-d. Oct. 4, 2004) was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma. He was selected as a Mercury astronaut in April 1959, and on May 15-16, 1963, he piloted the "Faith 7" spacecraft on a 22-orbit mission which concluded the operational phase of Project Mercury. He later served as command pilot of the 8-day 120-revolution Gemini 5 mission which began on August 21, 1965. It was on this flight that he and pilot Charles Conrad established a new space endurance record by traveling a dista...

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Founded in 1899 as the Astronomical and Astrophysical Society of America, in 1914 the name was changed to the American Astronomical Society. Its purpose is the advancement of astronomy and closely related branches of science. The Society became an Associate Member of the American Institute of Physics in 1958, and has been a full Member Society since 1966. It is also affiliated with the International Astronomical Union. From the description of Records of the Education Office, 1962-198...

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Huch, William

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Mathematical physicist. From the description of Oral history interview with Charles L. Critchfield, 1987 May 29. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 63288472 ...