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Published as Subject

Charles P. Bean

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Dates

November 27, 1923 – September 30, 1996

Authorized Form of Name

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Biography

Abstract

Charles Bean was a physicist known for his analyses of superconductivity and magnetism. He was a professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and president of Dudley Observatory.

Important Dates

November 27, 1923Birth, Buffalo (N.Y.).

1947Obtained BA, University of Buffalo, Buffalo (N.Y.).

1949Obtained AM, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1951 – 1985Researcher, GE Research and Development Center, General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1957 – 1958Consultant, United States Department of State.

1973 – 1978Guest Investigator, Rockefeller University.

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1976 – 1979Member, Executive Committee, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Research Council.

1977Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1978 – 1996Adjunct Professor (1978-1985) and Institute Professor (1985-1996), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy (N.Y.).

1983 – 1990President, Dudley Observatory, Schenectady (N.Y.).

September 30, 1996Death, Fairfax (Va.).

Occupation

Biophysicist.

Places

Birth

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Champaign (Ill.)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Troy (N.Y.)

Death

Fairfax (Va.)

Subjects

Biophysics.

Magnetism.

Neurophysiology.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Edelheit, Lewis

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Researcher.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Researcher.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor and Institute Professor.

Rockefeller University

Guest Investigator.

United States. Department of State

Consultant.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

Biophysical Society

Dudley Observatory

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Executive Committee, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

University of Buffalo. Department of Physics

Obtained BA in 1947.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Obtained AM in 1949 and PhD in 1952.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Charles Palmer Bean Physics Today obituary.