History of physics manuscript biography collection A-C, 1901-1989, [ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk).

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Niels Bohr Library. History of physics manuscript biography collection A-C, 1901-1989, [ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk).

History of physics manuscript biography collection A-C, 1901-1989, [ca. 1960]-1989 (bulk).

Included are typescript autobiographical or biographical essays about physicists, solicited since 1960 by the American Institute of Physics, and responses to biographical questionnaires sent to physicists working chiefly in the following areas: nuclear physics, astronomy and astrophysics, laser science, and geophysics. Other biographical and autobiographical writings take the form of letters, eulogies, travel diaries, curriculum vitae, and bibliographies. All of these document the lives and scientific careers of physicists born roughly between the mid-nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Among those represented are C.G. Abbot, Walter S. Adams, Arthur Adel, Paul Gough Agnew, Thomas Alexander, Leroy R. Alldredge, Fred Allison, IA. L. Alpert, Howard Andrews, Norman Austern, Harold Babcock, Lewis Balamuth, Ralph Belknap Baldwin, N.P. Barabashov, E. Scott Barr, H.H. Barschall, Carl Barus, Michael Bass, Robert Harold Bassel, Bath, Markus, Louis Andrew Beach, Linn Yardley Beers, Norman Carl Beese, William E. Bell, David Fulmer Bender, Walter Benenson, Harold E. Bennett, Ralph Decker Bennett, Robert Thomas Beyer, Ludwig Biermann, S. Biswas, John Paul Blewett, Arnold Lapin Bloom, David Bohm, Bertram Bordon Boltwood, Ludwig Boltzmann, Arnold Aaron Bondi, Max Born, Ira Bowen, Emily Hughes Boyce, Constance Doraine Boyd, D.B. Brace, James J. Brady, Walter H. Brattain, Aubrey Keith Brewer, Richard G. Brewer, William B. Bridges, Leon Brillouin, Herbert P. Broida, Frederick Lyons Brown, James William Broxon, Keith Allan Brueckner, Reid AJ. Bryson, Arthur Maynard Bueche, W.E. Burcham, J.M. Burgers, Robert L. Burman, Walter G. Cady, Jack Calvert A.G.W. Cameron, Lee Wendel Casperson, James MacDonald Cassels, Georgeanne Robertson Caughlan, Britton Chance, Arnold Franklin Clark, Donald Clayton, Clarence Higbee Cleminshaw, Robert Griffin Coleman, Daniel F. Comstock, Edward Uhler Condon, C. Sharp Cook, William David Coolidge, Richard Threlkeld Cox, William Henry Crew, Samuel Curran.

63 linear ft. (ca. 550 items) in entire collection.

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Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

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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...

Clayton, Donald D.

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Donald Delbert Clayton was born in 1935. From the description of Response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83383293 ...

Bennett, Harold Earl, 1929-....

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Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

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Physicist (theoretical physics, quantum theory, electromagnetic waves). On physics faculty at Collège de France, 1932-1939, and Harvard University, 1946-1949; general director, French National Broadcasting System, 1939-1940; director of research, Watson Laboratory, International Business Machines Corporation, 1949-1954. From the description of Papers, 1877-1972. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80490114 Died in 1967. From the description of Oral history interview ...

Broida, Herbert P.

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Broida was born in 1920; died 1978. From the description of Autobiography. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80094936 Biography Herbert P. Broida was born in Aurora, Colorado in 1920. He obtained his bachelor's degree from the University of Colorado in 1944, and began graduate work at Harvard. During World War II he taught science at Wesleyan University to military students, then returned to Harvard, obtaining his Masters in...

Boltwood, Bertram Borden, 1870-1927

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Ph.D. from Yale 1897; opened a private laboratory in New Haven with Joseph Hyde Pratt and acted as consultant to industry, 1900-1906; began work on radioactivity in 1904; Yale professor of physics in 1906, professor of radiochemistry, 1910-1927. From the description of Bertram Borden Boltwood papers 1890-1932 (inclusive). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702165927 Ph.D. from Yale 1897; opened a private laboratory in New Haven with Joseph Hyde Pratt and acted as co...

Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974

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Prof. of Physics, Wesleyan University. Died 1974. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter Guyton Cady, 1963 August 28 and 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584492 Physicist (electrical discharges in gases, pieozoelectricity, ultrasonics, peizoelectric resonators and oscillators, and crystal devices). Graduated from Brown University (B.Ph., 1895; A.M., 1896) and the University of Berlin (Ph.D. Physics, 1900). Served 1902-1946 as a professor of physics at...

Bowen, Ira Sprague, 1898-1973

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Ira Sprague Bowen (1898-1973), a physicist by training, was the third Director of the Mount Wilson Observatory from 1946-1964. From the description of Papers of Ira Sprague Bowen, 1940-1973. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122369281 Astrophysicist. California Institute of Technology. From the description of Papers, 1917-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77663307 Biography ...

Atanasoff, John V. (John Vincent)

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Inventor of the Atanasoff-Berry Computer. From the description of Oral history interview with John V. Atanasoff, 1985 March 19. (University of Minnesota, Minneapolis). WorldCat record id: 62685206 Inventor of the first electronic digital computer. J.V. Atanasoff was born in Hamilton, New York in 1903, and graduated from the University of Florida in 1925 with a B.S. in electrical engineering. He began graduate studies in mathematics at Iowa State College in 1925....

Bath, Markus.

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Barr, E. Scott (Ernest Scott), 1905-

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Burgers, J. M. 1895-

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Niels Bohr Library

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The Niels Bohr Library is part of the Center for History of Physics of the American Institute of Physics. Its primary mission is to preserve and make known the history of modern physics and allied sciences. The photograph collection is named in honor of Emilio Segrè, best known for his Nobel Prize-winning work in nuclear and high-energy physics, but also an avid photographer and author of books on the history of modern physics. From the description of The Emilio Segrè visual archiv...

Cleminshaw, Clarence H. (Clarence Higbee), 1902-

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Biswas, Subhas C. (Subhas Chandra), 1932-

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Brace, D. B. 1859-1905.

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Baldwin, Ralph Belknap, 1912-

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Astrophysics. Senior physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University, 1942-1946; astronomy consultant, Boeing Company, Chance-Vought Corp., Rand Corp., Grumman, Aeronautical Chart and Information Center (NASA), U. S. Air Force moon-mapping project; product manager through chairman of the board, Oliver Machinery Company, 1947-1984. From the description of Correspondence relating to Baldwin's nomination for the 1997 Crafoord Prize in astronomy, awarded by The Royal Swed...

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

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Major affiliations include: Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA, 1929-1967; Columbia University, New York, NY USA, 1942-1943; and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA, 1967- From the description of Personal Papers. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185841 Physicist. Major affiliations include: Bell Laboratories, NJ, USA (1929-1967); Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (1942-1943); and Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA, USA, (1967-1987?). From the description of Thesis, ...

Abbot, C. G. 1872-1973.

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Barschall, H. H.

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Barabashov, N. P. (Nikolaĭ Pavlovich)

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Allison, Fred, 1882-1974

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American physicist and Auburn professor. From the description of Papers, 1830-1977. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84275848 Virginia native, received Ph. D. from the University of Virginia in 1922. Served as physics professor at Emory and Henry College, 1908-1920, as Physics Dept. chairman, 1922-1949, and graduate school dean, 1949-1953, at Alabama Polytechnic Institute, later Auburn University. Conducted research in magnetooptics. After retiring from A.P.I., served as chair...

Curran, Samuel C. (Samuel Crowe), 1912-

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Samuel Curran, internationally respected nuclear physicist and first Principal of the University of Strathclyde, was born in Ballymena, County Antrim, his mother's home town, but spent his childhood and youth in Wishaw, Lanarkshire. After schooling at Wishaw High School, Curran graduated with first class honours in mathematics and natural philosophy from Glasgow University and joined the University Physics Department as a PhD student in 1934. He researched the diffraction of beta rays of radium ...

Babcock, Harold D. (Harold Delos), 1882-1968

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Cameron, A.G.W. (Alastair Graham Walter), 1925-

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Cameron taught astronomy at Harvard. From the description of Papers of Alistair Graham Walter Cameron, 1959-1976 (inclusive). (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 76973316 ...

Bass, Michael, Dr.

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Bass was born in 1939. From the description of Response to Laser History Project Survey, ca. 1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80170543 ...

Chance, Britton

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Britton was born in 1913. From the description of Britton Chance, American biophyscist and physical biochemist, 1966. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81507963 Britton Chance was born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1913. Chance obtained both his B.S. (1935) and M.S. (1936) from the University of Pennsylvania. While his enthusiasm as a boy with yachting with his parents at sea cultivated his interest in applications of electronics, his principal studies at colle...

Beyer, Robert T. (Robert Thomas), 1920-

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Blewett, John P. (John Paul), 1910-

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Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory. Died 2000. From the description of Synchrotron radiation--early history, with supporting material. 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83770251 Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory. From the description of Adventures with Accelerators: R. R. Wilson Prize Lecture, 1993. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83426681 ...

Bennett, Ralph D.

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Bennett was born in 1900. From the description of Physicists, engineers, and naval mines, 1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80932072 Ralph J. Bennett and his wife, Ruby or Rubie, lived in Coopersville (Mich.). They were both avid collectors of various stamps. They were probably members of the Kalamazoo Philatelic Society. They operated Bennett's Garage in 1953. Ralph was a real estate agent, 1934-1954. On her 1942 ration card, Ruby was described as being 4'8" tall, weighi...

Comstock, Daniel F. (Daniel Frost), 1883-1970

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Boltzmann, Ludwig, 1844-1906

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Austrian physicist. From the description of Papers, 1891. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79200205 ...

Calvert, Jack G. 1923-

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Cook, C. Sharp (Clarence Sharp), 1918-

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Crew, Henry, 1859-1953

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Physicist (spectroscopy). Astronomer, Lick Observatory, 1891-1892; professor of physics, Northwestern University, 1892-1931; and chief, Division of Basic Sciences, A Century of Progress Exposition, Chicago, 1931-1933. From the description of Papers [microform], 1833-1967, (bulk 1880-1940) (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84584808 Henry Crew was born June 4, 1859 in Richmond, Ohio, the first son of William Henry and Deborah Ann Hargrave Crew. He had one brother, Ch...

Adams, Walter S. (Walter Sydney), 1876-1956

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Adams was the astronomer of stellar spectroscopy at Mount Wilson Observatory, 1904-1923, and Director, 1923-1946. From the description of Correspondence, 1881-1939. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 86165432 Astronomer. From the description of Papers, 1923-1956. [microform]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79843223 Walter Sydney Adams (1876-1956, APS 1915), astronomer, explored the uses of spectroscopy, investigate...

Alpert, IA. L.

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Biermann, Ludwig, 1907-1986

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Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

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William David Coolidge is well known for his contributions to X-ray machines and his work with tungsten filaments. He was the director of the General Electric Research Laboratory (1932-1940). Born on Oct. 23, 1873 in Boston MA, he obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, from MIT in 1896 and a PhD in Physics from the University of Leipzig in Germany in 1899. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences....

Brueckner, Keith A.

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Keith A. Brueckner, a professor of physics, held several university administration positions during his career at UCSD: Chair of the Physics Dept. 1959-1961, Dean of the School of Science and Engineering (later called Revelle College), Dean of Letters and Sciences 1963-1965, first Dean of Graduate Studies 1965, and Director of the Institute for Radiation Physics and Aerodynamics 1965-1970. From the description of Administrative records of Keith A. Brueckner, 1959-1970. (University of...

Barus, Carl, 1856-1935

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Physicist Carl Barus became a member of the American Philosophical Society in 1903. From the guide to the Carl Barus autobiography, [n.d.], n.d., (American Philosophical Society) Carl Barus was a physicist, and was elected to the American Philosophical Society in 1903. From the description of Autobiography, [n.d.]. (American Philosophical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 122464833 In March of 1893, Samuel P. Langley, Secretary of the Smithsonian Ins...

Coleman, Robert Griffin, 1923-....

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Geologist. U.S. Geological Service, 1954-1979; Stanford University, 1982-1993. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81714512 ...

Broxon, James William, 1897-

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Dr. James William Broxon, physicist, was born in Indiana in 1897. He earned his B.A. from Wabash College in 1919, before moving on to get his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1920 and 1926. Broxon was a teaching fellow in physics while completing his degrees at Minnesota, and was a professor of physics at the University of Colorado (Boulder), and an instructor at Yale. Broxon was a member of many professional associations, including AAPT, APT, and the Geophysical Union, and was...

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

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Physicist. Major affiliations include: Princeton University, 1930-1937; Westinghouse Co., Pittsburgh, PA, 1937-1945; National Bureau of Standards, Washington, DC, 1945-1951; Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1956-1963; and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, Boulder, CO from 1963. From the description of Public relations file on Condon, mostly pertaining to the attack on his loyalty by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, 1948-1974. (Unknown). WorldCat record i...

Born, Max, 1882-1970

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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...

Beers, Linn Yardley.

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Bohm, David, 1917-1992

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Bohm, 1917-1992. From the description of Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1981 May 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79891373 Bohm, 1917-1992. Studied at Pennsylvania State University, graduating in 1939. He moved to the California Institute of Technology for postgraduate work, completing his Ph.D. in 1943 at the University of California Berkeley under J. R. Oppenheimer. He then worked on the Manhattan Project at the Berkeley Radiation Laboratory. In 1947...

Bryson, Reid A.

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Meteorologist. University of Wisconsin, 1946-. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79714895 ...