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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Henry G. Booker

Photo

Dates

December 14, 1910 – November 1, 1988

Authorized Form of Name

Booker, Henry G.

Additional Forms of Names

Booker, Henry George

Biography

Abstract

Henry G. Booker was a physicist and engineer who researched radio wave propagation and electromagnetism. In 1965, he helped the University of California, San Diego start the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences. His other institutional affiliations include Cambridge and Cornell University.

Important Dates

December 14, 1910Birth, Barking (London, England).

1933Obtained BA in Pure and Applied Mathematics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1935 – 1948Fellow, Christ's College (1935-1948) and Lecturer (1945-1948), Cambridge (England).

1936Obtained PhD in Ionospheric Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1940 – 1945Science Officer, United Kingdom Ministry of Aircraft Production.

1948 – 1965Professor of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1952Became a U.S. citizen.

1954Elected Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

1959 – 1963Associate Director, Center for Radio Physics and Space Research, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1959 – 1963Director, School of Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1960Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1965 – 1988Professor of Applied Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

November 1, 1988Death, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

Occupation

Radiophysicist.

Places

Birth

Barking (London, England)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Cambridge (England)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Death

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Ionosphere.

Radio waves.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Balluffi, R. W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kantrowitz, Arthur

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sudan, R. N.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Additional

Salpeter, Edwin E.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Center for Radiophysics and Space Research

Associate Director.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

Director, School of Engineering and Professor of Electrical Engineering and Engineering Physics.

Great Britain. Ministry of Aircraft Production. Research Establishment

Science Officer.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Professor of Applied Physics.

University of Cambridge. Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Obtained BA (pure and applied mathematics) in 1933 and PhD (ionospheric physics). Fellow, Christ's College and Lecturer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Henry G. Booker papers, 1936-1988.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Edwin Ernest Salpeter, 1978 March 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

An approach to electrical science.

Subject

"Henry G. Booker: 1910-1988", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences