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Biography Walter Kohn is a Professor Emeritus of Physics at UCSB, with an emphasis in theoretical physics. On October 13, 1998 he was awarded half of the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his development of the density-functional theory. Kohn was born on March 9, 1923 to Jewish parents in Vienna, Austria. He lived for a year and a half under the Austrian Nazi regime until he fled as a refugee first to England in 1939 and later to Canad...
Astrophysicist educated at the Stout Institute (B.S.) and the University of Minnesota (M.S. and Ph. D). In 1962, Peterson was appointed an assistant professor of physics at UCSD, where he assumed a leading role in the Orbiting Solar Observatory A mission, a collaborative project between astrophysicists at UCSD and the University of Minnesota. Peterson became the leader of the UCSD High Energy Astronomy Group, which conducted pioneering research in the development of background collimated detecto...
Administrative History The Chancellor acts as head of administration and has general authority over the campus. He is responsible for setting up the administrative structure and insuring that the various units function properly. He has specific delegated authority to sign employment contracts of faculty and staff and to represent the University in public forums. Herbert F. York was appointed first Chancellor of the University of C...
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 ...
James Arnold is a theoretical chemist formerly associated with the Manhattan Project, the Institute of Nuclear Studies at the University of Chicago, and Princeton University prior to his appointment in 1958 to the chemistry faculty at UCSD. Arnold has been a continual consultant to NASA and has served as associated editor of the JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL PHYSICS. In 1964 he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, and, in 1968, he received the E.O. Lawrence Award from the Atomic Energy Commiss...
Experimental physicist who was founding director of the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory and first Chancellor of the University of California, San Diego. York also was a member of Presidential Scientific Advisory Committee under Presidents Eisenhower and Johnson, and Chief Scientist of the Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency. From the description of Papers, ca. 1958-1999. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 20293837 A physicist by pr...