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Biography

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Gerald Marks Almy

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Dates

April 24, 1904 – November 29, 1977

Authorized Form of Name

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Biography

Abstract

Gerald Marks Almy spent his entire career at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests included the spectroscopy of diatomic molecules, fluorescence of polyatomic molecules, betatron development, and photonuclear disintegration.

Important Dates

April 24, 1904Birth, Ewing (Neb.).

1924Obtained BS, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Neb.).

1926Obtained MS, University of Nebraska, Lincoln (Neb.).

1930Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1930 – 1977Instructor in Physics (1930-1933); Associate in Physics (1933-1935); Assistant Professor of Physics (1935-1939); Associate Professor of Physics (1939-1943); Professor of Physics (1943-1970); Acting Head, Department of Physics (1951-1952); Associate Head, Department of Physics (1952-1964); Head, Department of Physics (1964-1970); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1970-1977), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

November 29, 1977Death, Urbana (Ill.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Ewing (Neb.)

Undergraduate Education

Lincoln (Neb.)

Graduate Education

Lincoln (Neb.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Champaign (Ill.)

Death

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Solid state physics.

World War, 1939-1945.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Institutions

Major Positions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Instructor in Physics; Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Emeritus Professor of Physics; Acting Head, Department of Physics; Associate Head, Department of Physics; and Head, Department of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1930.

University of Nebraska -- Lincoln. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BS in 1924 and MS in 1926.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

A century of physics at the University of Illinois, 1868-1968, 1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Highlights in the History of the Physics Department in the University of Illinois (1868-1968), 1967.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Life with Wheeler in the Physics Department, 1929-1940, 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Donald W. Kerst papers, 1937-1959.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Physics Betatron Project correspondence, 1938-1970.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Department of Physics Betatron Project records, 1941-1945.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department reading files, 1925-2006.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Physics Department subject file, 1925-2006.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Published Resources

Author

A century of physics at the University of Illinois 1868-1968 / G.M. Almy.