William Francis Gray Swann Papers 1903-1962
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Physicist Arthur Holly Compton worked as a research engineer at Westinghouse Lamp Co. (1917-1919) and studied with Rutherford at the Cavendish Laboratory in Cambridge, England (1919). He taught physics at Washington University (1920-1923) and at University of Chicago (1923-1945) and served as Chancellor of Washington University from 1945-1953. From the guide to the Arthur Holly Compton notebooks, 1919-1941, 1919-1941, (American Philosophical Society) In 1920, Arthur Holly Co...
A pioneer in particle physics and the study of cosmic rays, W. F. G. Swann was the first Director of the Bartol Research Foundation of the Franklin Institute. From its inception in 1927, Swann guided the Foundation for over thirty years, developing it into a major center for research in the physical sciences. Born at Ironbridge, England on August 29, 1884, Swann demonstrated an early aptitude for music, but little in the sciences. While his love for music continued to gr...
Luther P. (Pfahler) Eisenhart taught mathematics at Princeton and was one of the original preceptors appointed in 1905 by Princeton University president Woodrow Wilson. He was born on January 13, 1876 to Charles Augustus Eisenhart and Emma Catherine Pfahler Eisenhart in York, Pennsylvania. Eisenhart received his B.A. in Mathematics from Gettysburg College in 1896 and a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1900. Eisenhart became an instructor at Princeton University in 1900; Wilson named hi...
Founded by members of Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia Yearly Meetings of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), Swarthmore College was incorporated in 1864 under a charter from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The College opened in 1869 as an college and preparatory school, although the preparatory division was phased out in the 1880s. The Charter was amended in 1908 to remove any formal links to the Society of Friends. The College continues to operate as a liberal arts college with a...
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...
Jean Felix Piccard was born January 28, 1884 in Basel, Switzerland, educated at Basel and at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich where he received his doctorate in 1909. He moved to the United States in 1916 and taught first at the University of Chicago, and then (in 1936) at the University of Minnesota, Dept. of Aeronautical Engineering, where he remained until he retired in 1952. He was a pioneering stratosphere balloonist and cosmic ray research scientist. From the descrip...
Built and launched at New York Navy Yard; commissioned Nov. 12, 1944; scraped in 1993. Served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War. From the description of USS Bon Homme Richard (CV/CVA-31) photograph collection 1944-1971. (The Mariners' Museum Library). WorldCat record id: 41657866 The federal government decided in 1941 to send Supply Corps personnel to Harvard Business School for training in the business of equipping the Navy. This was effected by a transfer...
Astronomer (galaxies, photometry, spectroscopy) and administrator. Astronomer, Mount Wilson Observatory, 1914-1921; director, Harvard Observatory, 1921-1952; on the astronomy faculty at Harvard from 1952. From the description of Papers [microform], 1910-1923. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80523781 Harlow Shapley (1885-1972) was an astronomer. Shapley served as director of the Harvard College Observatory and was a professor at Harvard University, eventually he became the Pai...
Rufus Ivory Cole served as the the director and physician-in-charge (1909-1937) of the Hospital of the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, the first hospital in the United States devoted primarily to the investigation of disease. Cole's medical research centered on problems relating to immunity to diseases of the respiratory system, particularly pneumonia From the guide to the Rufus Ivory Cole papers, ca. 1900-1966, 1900-1966, (American Philosophical Society) Cattell...
Introduction Kenneth T. Bainbridge (1904-1996), the first George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University (1934-1975), was one of the leading scientists of his generation. He was a noted authority in the field of mass spectroscopy and the application of mass spectrographs as research tools. He designed and built the first cyclotron at Harvard University, participated in the development of radar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Radiation Labo...
Unknown in regards to Edith Sharpe. Trinity of College of Music was founded in London in 1872 by Henry George Bonavia hunt to improve the teaching of church music. It has since broadened its repertoire to include the teaching of musical intruments and musical composition in general, as well as other areas of music. Initially, only male students were accepted into the College, and only if they were members of the Church of England. From the description of 5811 Edith Sharpe's Music Cer...
Catalan violoncellist. From the description of Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122378665 From the guide to the Letters, 1952 July 29 - 1971 Sept. 15, to Milly Stanfield, (The New York Public Library. Music Division.) Catalan cellist, conductor, pianist, and composer. From the description of Autograph note signed on his visiting card, dated : [n.p., Prades?], 6 January 1939, to Mr. ...
Physicist (solid-state physics, nuclear physics, semiconductors) and educator. International Research Council fellow (1925-1928); on the faculty of Universität Wien (1919-1925); Stanford University (1927-1928); Purdue University: physics department (1928-1958), director of its physical laboratory (1929-1958), and department chair (1931-1958). From the description of Correspondence with William Francis Gray Swann, 1932-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80451920 From the d...
Erikson died in 1957. From the description of A history of the Department of Physics at the University of Minnesota, 1870-1938. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78113868 Henry A. Erikson, B.E.E. (1896), Ph.D. (1908) University of Minnesota. Professor and chair of the department of physics at the University of Minnesota (1915-1938). Known for his research on the ionization of gases. Henry Anton Erikson was born on July 30, 1869 in Mount Morris, Wisconsin. He attended the Univer...
Physicist. From the description of K.T. Compton speeches, 1939-1952. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83457426 Karl Taylor Compton (b. Sept. 14, 1887, Wooster, Ohio-d. June 22, 1954, New York City), prominent American physicist and president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1930 to 1948. From the description of Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954 (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration). naId: 10570905 ...
Mr. Jesse W. Beams, Francis H. Smith Professor Emeritus of Physics, died July 23, 1977. Mr. Beams was a faculty member at the University of Virginia from 1928 until his retirement in1969. From the description of Papers of Jesse W. Beams [manuscript], 1926-1977. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647816257 From the description of Jesse W. Beams papers [manuscript], 1926-1977. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647923251 Francis H. Smith Professo...
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Physicist (science writer). Physicist, Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1982. From the description of Karl Kelchner Darrow Papers, 1872-1978, (bulk 1917-1972) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 154306668 Physicist (science writer). Physicist with Western Electric Company, 1917-1924 and Bell Telephone Laboratories, 1925-1956; Secretary, American Physical Society, 1941-1966. Died 1...
Physicist. Graduated from Michigan State University in 1893; Ph.D. Johns Hopkins University; director of the U.S. Bureau of Standards during the inter-war and World War II years. From the description of Papers, 1882-1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584362 ...
Theoretical physicist and chemist who spent his career at Yale. From the description of Josiah W. Gibbs papers, 1873-1903. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702151867 ...
Physicist and educator. Born in Helsingfors, Finland, in 1906; immigrated to the U.S. with his family in 1917 and became a citizen in 1927. Attended Princeton (A.B. 1928, M.A. 1929, Ph.D. 1931). Between 1932 and 1940, completed research fellowships at the Mt. Wilson Observatory, the California Institute of Technology, the Carnegie Institute of Washington, and the Bartol Research Foundation. In collaboration with other physicists, investigated topics such as optical dispersion, propo...