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Henry Gabriel Blosser

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Dates

March 16, 1928 – March 20, 2013

Authorized Form of Name

Blosser, Henry Gabriel

Biography

Abstract

Henry Blosser was a physicist, who designed and constructed sector focused cyclotrons of medium and high energy. He was the founding director of Michigan State University's cyclotron facility.

Important Dates

March 16, 1928Birth, Harrisonburg (Va.).

1951Obtained BA, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1952Obtained MS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1954 – 1958Physicist, Cyclotron Nuclear Research Group and Group Leader, Cyclotron Analogue One, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge (Tenn.).

1958 – 1966Director, Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Mich.).

1958 – 2013Associate Professor (1958-1961); Professor (1961-1990); and University Distinguished Professor (1990-2013), Michigan State University, East Lansing (Mich.).

1969 – 1989Director, Cyclotron Laboratory (1969-1980); Director (1980-1985) and Co-Director (1985-1989), National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, Michigan State University, East Lansing (Mich.).

1984 – 2013Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University, Detroit (Mich.).

1992Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

March 20, 2013Death, Lansing (Mich.).

Occupation

Accelerator physicist.

Places

Birth

Harrisonburg (Va.)

Undergraduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Graduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Employment

Oak Ridge (Tenn.)

East Lansing (Mich.)

Detroit (Mich.)

Death

Lansing (Mich.)

Subjects

Cyclotrons.

Nuclear physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Lynch, Lois

Wife.

Colleagues

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Michigan State University.

Gelbke, C. K. (Claus Konrad)

Both employed at Michigan State University.

Additional

Charnley, Jeff

Institutions

Major Positions

Michigan State University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Associate Professor; Professor; and University Distinguished Professor.

National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (U.S.)

Director and Co-Director.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Physicist, Cyclotron Nuclear Research Group and Group Leader, Cyclotron Analogue One.

Wayne State University. Division of Oncology

Adjunct Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1992 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1951), MS (1952), and PhD (1954).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Interview with Henry Blosser on August 9, 2000

University Archives & Historical Collections

Michigan State University

888 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Published Resources

Subject

Henry Gabriel Blosser Physics Today obituary.