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

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

History of physics manuscript biography collection D-H, 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: Sperry Eugene Darden, P. J. W. Debye, Arthur Louis Day, Lee De Forest, Russell Dewaard, Robert H. Dicke, Leroy Dickson, Nicholas Djeu, Gilbert Douglas, Harry Drickamer, Helen Dukas, Jesse Du Mond, Ora S. Duffendack, E. G. Ebbinghausen, Walter M. Elsasser, Richard M. Emberson, K.O. Emery, P. M. Endt, Richard W. Eppley, David Ernst, William Everitt, Viktor Evtuhov, Ugo Fano, Harrison Farnsworth, Hermon Waldo Farwell, Walter Faust, P. P. Feofilov, Walter Finnall Cross Ferguson, Carl E. Fichtel, R. W. Fink, Floyd A. Firestone, Irene Fischer, Harvey Fletcher, Paul A. Fleury, C. B. Ford, Kenneth W. Ford, Richard Gildart Fowler, Gerald Willis Fox, James Franck, Harry E. Franks, Joan Freeman, Naoshi Fukushima, Harold Q. Fuller, Fuson, Nelson, Cecilia Payne Gaposchkin, Irvine Clifton Gardner, Richard L. Garwin, Andrew Gemant, Roger Gendrin, K. S. Gibson, George Glocker, Richard Glocker, Standord Goldman, Louis Craig Geeen, Lars Olai Grondahl, Rolf Werner Friedrich Gross, Frederick Warren Grover, Enrique Gaviola, Janet Brown Guernsey, Piet Cornelis Gugelot, Ross Gunn, Robert Hall, Louis P. Hammett, Wilhelm Hanle, Clinton Richards Hanna, Alfred Olaf Hanson, Marshall Cathcart Harrington, Stephen C. Harris, Bernhard Haurwitz, Hermann A. Haus, Sherwood Kimball Haynes, Werner Heisenberg, John Helmer, Ernest M. Henley, Paul Herget, Donald R. Herriott, Abraham Hertzberg, Karl F. Herzfeld, Victor Hess, Clarence Wilson Hewlett, Francis J. Heyden, Benjamin F. Howell, Su-Shu Huang, Patrick M. Hurley.

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

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Fano, Ugo.

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Ugo Fano was born July 28, 1912 in Turin, Italy, to Gino Fano, a prominent mathematician. He earned his doctorate in mathematics from the University of Turin in 1934, worked at the University of Rome with Enrico Fermi, and the University of Leipzig with Werner Heisenberg. Fano then immigrated to the United States in 1939, with his wife and collaborator, Camilla "Lilla" Lattes Fano. He continued his work at several institutions, including the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institu...

Haus, Hermann A.

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Haus was born in 1925. From the description of Response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83030732 ...

Hammett, Louis P. (Louis Plack), 1894-1987

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BIOGHIST REQUIRED Louis Planck Hammett, 1894-1987 (Ph.D. 1923, Columbia), professor at Columbia University, 1920-1961; Mitchell Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, 1961-1987. Hammett taught graduate and undergraduate courses in Quantitative Analysis, Physical Chemistry, and Physical Organic Chemistry. Hammett's chief research interests lay in the application of the quantitative methods of physical chemistry to the problems of theoretical organic chemistry. From the guide to the Louis Pl...

Heisenberg, Werner, 1901-1976

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Physicist (quantum theory, quantum mechanics, uncertainty principle, unified field theory) and administrator. On the physic faculty at Universität Göttingen (1923-1924, 1925-1926); Kovenhavens Universitet (1924-1925, 1926-1927); Universität Leipzig (1927-1941); director, Kaiser-Wilhelm Institut für Physik (1941-1945); director, Max-Planck Institut für Physik (1946-1958); and director, Max-Planck Institut für Physik und Astrophysik (1958-1970). From the description of Papers. (U...

Ebbighausen, E. G. 1911-

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Duffendack, Ora S. (Ora Stanley), 1890-

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Fichtel, Carl E.

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Dukas, Helen.

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Fukushima, Naoshi, 1925-

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Geophysicist. Geophysical Institute, University of Tokyo, 1952-1964; Geophysics Research Laboratory, University of Tokyo, 1965-1985. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80781604 ...

Ford, Kenneth William, 1926-....

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Physicist (theoretical) and writer. From the description of Oral history interview with Kenneth W. Ford, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78354822 ...

Hurley, Patrick M., 1912-

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Franck, James, 1882-1964

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German physicist; graduate of University of Berlin, 1906. Professor at University of Gottingen, 1920-1933; University of Chicago, 1938-1947. From the description of Reminiscences [sound recording] : an address at the American Physical Society, Southeastern Section, 1962 April 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82023313 Physicist. Born, Hamburg, Germany, 1882. Professor of Experimental Physics and Director of the Second Institute for Experimental Physics, University of Göttin...

Gibson, K. S. 1890-

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Fleury, Paul A.

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Fleury was born in 1939. From the description of Response to Laser History Project Survey, 1984. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84940182 ...

De Forest, Lee, 1873-1961

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Lee De Forest was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, on August 26, 1873. He was a graduate of the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University in 1896 and received a Ph.D. from Yale in 1899. He was an important contributor in the development of wireless telegraphy in the United States. He started multiple radio broadcasting companies and patented 300 inventions in his lifetime. In 1904, he was awarded the gold medal at the World's Fair in St. Louis, Missouri. He died on June 30, 1961. F...

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...

Eppley, Richard W.

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Fink, R. W. 1928-

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Heyden, Francis J.

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Francis Joseph Heyden was born in 1907. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79617796 ...

Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981

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Fletcher died in 1981. From the description of Autobiographical notes, 1956. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84131911 Engineer and acoustics researcher at Bell Laboratories. From the description of Interview conducted by Oliver Daniel, May 9, 1979 [sound recording]. (University of Pennsylvania Library). WorldCat record id: 155861761 Died 1981. From the description of Oral history interview with Harvey Fletcher, 1964 May 15. (Unknown). WorldCat...

Herget, Paul, 1908-

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Astronmer. Cincinnati Observatory, 1931-1940; Director, 1943-; Lick Observatory, 1935-1936; U. S. Naval Observatory, 1942-1946. From the description of Papers, 1935-1981. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78261249 Astronomer. From the description of The first astronauts: Second Dirk Brouwer Memorial Prize Lecture delivered before the American Astronomical Society at the University of Maryland, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84586814 Paul ...

Hanle, Wilhelm, 1901-....

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German with English translation. From the description of Transcript and translation of an interview with Wilhelm Hanle primarily about his reminiscences of Philipp Lenard, 1989. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82210860 ...

Gaposchkin, Cecilia Helena Payne, 1900-

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Celilia Helena Payne Gaposchkin (1900-1979) taught astronomy at Harvard. She earned her AB at Newnham College, Cambridge University in 1923 and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College in 1925. She began working at the Harvard Observatory in 1923. She was the Phillips Astronomer at the Harvard Observatory in 1938, Professor of Astronomy, 1956-1966, Chair of the Astronomy Department, 1956-1960 (the first female department Chair at Harvard) and Phillips Professor of Astronomy, Emerita, from 1967; at the tim...

Goldman, Stanford.

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Goldman was born in 1907. From the description of Response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82065612 ...

Hertzberg, Abraham

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Hertzberg was born in 1922. From the description of Response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83949166 ...

Freeman, Joan, 1918-

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Huang, Su-Shu, 1915-....

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Su-Shu Huang was born in Chiangshu, Kiangshu Province, China, on April 26, 1915. He earned his B.S. degree in Physics at Chekiang University in 1937, his M.S. (Physics) at Tsing Hua University in 1943, and his Ph.D. (Astrophysics) at the University of Chicago in 1949. Huang lectured in physics at Tsing Hua University from 1943 to 1947. Between 1949 and 1951 he was an instructor at the University of Chicago. From 1951 to 1959 he served as an astronomer at the University o...

Fischer, Irene.

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Feofilov, P. P.

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Dicke, Robert H.

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Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

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Elsasser died in 1991. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey 1988. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80710094 Died 1991. From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1985 November 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82626096 From the description of Oral history interview with Walter M. Elsasser, 1962 May 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81330511 From the description of Oral history interview wi...

Gunn, Ross, 1897-1966

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Physicist. From the description of Autobiographical notes, ca. 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84945735 Physicist. Ph.D. Yale, 1926. Research physicist, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 1927-1947. U.S. Weather Bureau, 1947-1957. Gunn and Philip H. Abelson considered the real founders of the nuclear submarine program. From the description of The early history of the atomic powered submarine at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory March 1939 to March 1946. (Unkno...

Haurwitz, Bernhard

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Haurwitz was born in 1905. From the description of Autobiographical lectures, 1983. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83176423 ...

Fowler, Richard Gildart

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Professor of physics at the University of Oklahoma. From the description of Richard G. Fowler papers, 1946-1969. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34423139 Fowler was born in 1916; died in 1992. From the description of Background of astrophysical science at the University of Oklahoma. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79891431 Fowler was born in 1916. From the description of Autobiographical sketch, ca. 1962. (Unknown). WorldCat reco...

Emery, K. O. (Kenneth Orris), 1914-1998

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Geophysicist (oceanography, marine geology). University of Southern California, 1945-1962; Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, 1962-1979. From the description of Response to History of Geophysics Survey, 1997. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79891413 ...

Ford, C. B. (Clinton B.)

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Ford was born in 1913. From the description of Response to History of Modern Astrophysics Survey, 1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78404586 ...

Howell, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1917-

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Debye, Peter J. W. 1884-1966.

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Herzfeld, Karl F. (Karl Ferdinand), 1892-

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Died 1978. From the description of Oral history interview with Karl F. Herzfeld, 1978 May 11. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77898623 From the description of Oral history interview with Karl F. Herzfeld, 1962 June 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78112200 Dr. Karl Ferdinand Herzfeld, 1892-1978, was a noted physicist, author, educator, and humanitarian. Born in Vienna, Austria, on February 24, 1892, he received his primary education from the Benedictines. He contin...

Gemant, Andrew, 1895-

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Gemant died in 1983. From the description of Autobiography, ca. 1963. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78440550 ...

Garwin, Richard L.

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American physicist. From the description of Papers, 1947-1996. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 38031202 Richard Lawrence Garwin was born in 1928. Physicist; received Ph.D. in 1949, University of Chicago under Enrico Fermi. On Fermi's invitation, Garwin went to Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1950. At this time appointed faculty position at University of Chicago. According to Edward Teller, was instrumental in creating the first hydrogen bomb. In ...

Fraser, John S.

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