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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

Robert K. Adair

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Dates

August 14, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Additional Forms of Names

Adair, Robert Kemp

Adair, Robert Kemp, 1924-

Biography

Abstract

Robert Adair, long time faculty of Yale University, is known for authoring "The Physics of Baseball." After a distinguished career in weak-interaction (Kaon) physics, he was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

Important Dates

August 14, 1924Birth, Fort Wayne (Ind.).

1951Obtained Ph.D. in Experimental Particle Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1951 – 1953Instructor in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1953 – 1958Associate Physicist to Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1959 – presentAssociate Professor to Professor of Physics (1959-1972); Chair, Department of Physics (1967-1970); Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics (1972-1988); Director, Division of Physical Sciences (1977-1981); Sterling Professor of Physics (1988-1994); and Sterling Professor of Physics, Emeritus (1994-present), Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1962Ford Foundation Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1976Elected member, National Academy of Sciences.

1978 – 1983Senior Editor, Physical Review Letters.

1987 – 1988Associate Director, High Energy and Nuclear Physics, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

Occupation

Experimental particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Fort Wayne (Ind.)

Graduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Upton (N.Y.)

New Haven (Conn.)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Field theory (Physics).

Force and energy.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Strange particles.

Synchrotrons.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at Yale University.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at Yale University.

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Both employed at Yale University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and Yale University.

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-1972

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Yale University.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at Yale University.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Yale University.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Yale University.

Iachello, F.

Both employed at Yale University.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at Yale University.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Yale University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Yale University.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Yale University.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Yale University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Yale University.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Sandweiss, Jack H.

Both employed at Yale University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Additional

Fowler, Earle Cabell

Hafemeister, David W.

Newman, Harvey B.

Ypsilantis, Thomas

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Associate Physicist to Physicist and Associate Director, High Energy and Nuclear Physics.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1951). Instructor in Physics.

Yale University. Physics Department

Associate Professor to Professor of Physics; Eugene Higgins Professor of Physics; Sterling Professor of Physics; Sterling Professor of Physics, Emeritus; Chair, Department of Physics; and Director, Division of Physical Sciences.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Senior Editor, Physical Review Letters.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Selected talks from the International Conference on the History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics [sound recording] / 1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Brookhaven Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics records, 1960-[ongoing].

Library

Brookhaven National Laboratory

BNL Bldg. 510-A. Office of the Associate Director for High Energy and Nuclear Physics. Upton, Long Island, NY 11973, USA

Published Resources

Author

Biological effects of low-frequency electromagnetic fields / edited by D. Hafemeister.

Strange particles / Robert Kemp Adair [and] Earle Cabell Fowler.

The great design : particles, fields, and creation / Robert K. Adair.

The physics of baseball / Robert Kemp Adair.