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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Dale R. Corson

Photo

Dates

April 5, 1914 – March 31, 2012

Authorized Form of Name

Corson, Dale R.

Additional Forms of Names

Corson, Dale Raymond, 1914-2012

Biography

Abstract

Dale Corson was the eighth President of Cornell University (1969-1977). He helped design the Cornell synchrotron and became the Dean of the College of Engineering in 1959. He also wrote a textbook on electromagnetism entitled "Electromagnetic Fields and Waves."

Important Dates

April 5, 1914Birth, Pittsburg (Kan.).

1935Obtained AM, University of Kansas, Lawrence (Kan.).

1938Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1938 – 1940Research Fellow (1938-1939) and Instructor in Physics (1939-1940), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1940 – 1945Assistant Professor to Associate Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia (Mo.).

1941 – 1943Researcher, MIT Radiation Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1943 – 1945Expert Consultant, Army Air Forces, United States Department of War.

1945 – 1946Researcher, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1946 – 2012Assistant Professor of Physics (1946-1947); Associate Professor of Physics (1947-1956); Professor of Physics (1956-1963); Dean, College of Engineering (1959-1963); Provost (1963-1969); President (1969-1977); Chancellor (1977-1979); and President Emeritus (1979-2012), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

March 31, 2012Death, Ithaca (N.Y.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Pittsburg (Kan.)

Graduate Education

Lawrence (Kan.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Columbia (Mo.)

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Death

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Electromagnetic fields.

Electromagnetic waves.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at Cornell University.

Balluffi, R. W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Debye, Peter J. W. (Peter Josef William), 1884-1966

Both employed at Cornell University.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Cornell University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at Cornell 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.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lumley, John L. (John Leask), 1930-

Both employed at Cornell University.

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 Cornell University and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Los Alamos National Laboratory (Manhattan Project).

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Peale, Stanton Jerrold

Both employed at Cornell University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sears, William Rees, 1913-2002

Both employed at Cornell University.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Sudan, R. N.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

Hartman, Paul, 1913-

Lorrain, Paul

Salpeter, Edwin E.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University

Provost; President; Chancellor; and President Emeritus.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

Dean.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1938. Research Fellow and Instructor in Physics.

University of Missouri--Columbia. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

IBM Research

United States. War Department

Expert Consultant, Army Air Forces.

University of Kansas. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained AM in 1935.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Dale R. Corson papers, 1935-2002.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Dale R. Corson papers, 1963-1977.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Symposium honoring Lee Alvin DuBridge [sound recording] / 1984 September 21-22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

I can do that: [videorecording] Hans Bethe's first 60 years at Cornell, executive producer, David H. Rose; producer and writer, Edward Hershey; director, Michael Champlin, 1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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

Paul Hartman papers, 1944-1993.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Published Resources

Author

Electromagnetic fields and waves / [by] Paul Lorrain [and] Dale R. Corson.

Introduction to electromagnetic fields and waves / by Dale R. Corson and Paul Lorrain.

Subject

Cornell University Biography.