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Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948
Ernest Merritt early American Physical Society movies [video recording], 1930-1934.
Early movies from Ernest Merritt that include: 1) American Physical Society (APS) Ithaca meeting June 18-21, 1930; 2) picnic at Buttermilk Falls; 3) Sir William Bragg; 4) Making sound film of Sir William Bragg, Arthur Compton, Karl Compton; 5) Professor Pegram wins at tennis; 6) Physics picnic, 1932, Nichols, Merritt, Bedell (Physical Review established by Nichols in 1894 at Cornell. After its transfer to the Physical Society, was headed by Nichols, Merritt, then Bedell, from 1913 to 1922); 7) casting 200 inch Palomar mirror at Corning, 1934; 8) Cornell crew; shell moves more slowly while crew is pulling.
Professor of physics. Graduated from Cornell University in 1886 as an electrical engineer, and joined the staff as an instructor in 1889. He became the first dean of the Cornell Graduate School in 1909, and resigned in 1914 in order to return to teaching. He was head of the department from 1919-1935. Merritt was also one of the founders and first editors of the Physical Review, first secretary and president of the American Physical Society, and was an active member of many other scientific groups.
Bedell, Frederick, 1868-
Bragg, William Lawrence, Sir, 1890-1971
Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962
Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954.
Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948
Nichols, E. L. (Edward Leamington), 1854-1937
Pegram, George Braxton. 1876-1958.
American Physical Society
Cornell University
Corning Glass Works
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA