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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

H. H. Barschall

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Dates

April 29, 1917 – February 4, 1997

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Barschall, Henry H., 1915-1997

Barschall, Henry Herman, 1915-1997

Biography

Abstract

Barschall contributed to the understanding of neutron physics and its applications to medical radiotherapy and fusion technology.

Important Dates

April 29, 1917Birth, Berlin (Germany).

1939Obtained AM, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1940Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1940 – 1941Instructor in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1941 – 1943Instructor in Physics, University of Kansas.

1943 – 1946Physicist, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1946 – 1997Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1946-1973); Chair, Department of Physics (1951-1952, 1956-1957, and 1963-1964); Bascom Professor of Physics, Medical Physics, and Nuclear Engineering (1973-1987); and Emeritus Professor of Physics, Medical Physics, and Nuclear Engineering (1987-1997), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1951 – 1952Associate Division Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1965Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

1971 – 1973Associate Division Leader, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1971 – 1973Visiting Professor, University of California, Davis.

1972Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1972 – 1987Editor, Physical Review C, American Physical Society.

1980 – 1983Chair, Physics Section, National Academy of Sciences.

1980 – 1983Member, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Research Council.

1983 – 1986Member, Council, American Physical Society.

1983 – 1988Member, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics.

February 4, 1997Death, Madison (Wis.).

Occupation

Medical and nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Berlin (Germany)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Madison (Wis.)

Death

Madison (Wis.)

Subjects

Beta rays.

Cosmic rays.

Medical physics.

Nuclear fission.

Nuclear physics.

Particle accelerators.

Relationships

People

Family

Barschall, Eleanor

Wife.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hershkowitz, N. (Noah), 1941-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lagally, Max G.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at Princeton University.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

Benenson, Walter

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Klema, Ernest D.

Planck, Max, 1858-1947

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Associate Division Leader.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Associate Division Leader and Physicist (Manhattan Project).

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Physicist, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AM in 1939 and PhD in 1940; Instructor in Physics.

University of California, Davis. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of Kansas. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Instructor in Physics.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Bascom Professor of Physics, Medical Physics, and Nuclear Engineering; and Emeritus Professor of Physics, Medical Physics, and Nuclear Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Institute of Physics

Member, Governing Board.

American Physical Society

Editor, Physical Review C; Member, Council; and awarded 1965 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Chair, Physics Section.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Assembly of Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

AAPM interviews with physicists in medicine [videorecordings], 1990-2004.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

H. H. Barschall papers, 1942-1974.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Henry H. Barschall papers, 1960-1970.

University Archives

University of Wisconsin--Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Henry H. Barschall reminiscences.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Henry H. Barschall response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Invited papers in nuclear physics [sound recording] : American Physical Society Meeting, 1967 April 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of Los Alamos and the Manhattan Project [sound recording] / 1973.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium in honor of D. W. Kerst [sound recording] : high energy radiation therapy: past, present and future / Sponsored by the University of Wisconsin, North Central Chapter of AAPM, and the Midwest Chapter of AAPM; 1978 June 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

"A Family Gathering": Letters to John A. Wheeler, 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ernest Donald Klema response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, circa 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fifty years with nuclear fission [videorecording]: highlights of the 1989 conference.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Responses to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1981.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Walter Benenson response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Henry Herman Barschall Physics Today obituary.