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Henry Crew

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Dates

June 4, 1859 – February 17, 1953

Authorized Form of Name

Crew, Henry, 1859-1953

Biography

Abstract

Henry Crew was a Professor of Physics at Northwestern University for over forty years (1892-1933). His other institutional affiliations include Johns Hopkins University, Lick Observatory, and Haverford College.

Important Dates

June 4, 1859Birth, Jefferson County (Ohio).

1882Obtained AB, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1882 – 1884Received graduate fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1883 – 1884Spent a semester overseas studying physics, University of Berlin (Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Berlin).

1887Obtained PhD in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1887 – 1888Assistant in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1888 – 1891Instructor, Haverford College.

1891 – 1892Astronomer, Lick Observatory, University of California.

1892 – 1953Professor of Physics (1892-1933) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1933-1953), Northwestern University, Evanston (Ill.).

1897 – 1899Consultant, Luxfer Prism Company.

1909Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1909 – 1910President, American Physical Society.

1931 – 1933Chief, Division of Basic Sciences, Chicago's Century of Progress International Exposition.

1941Awarded Oersted Medal, American Association of Physics Teachers.

February 17, 1953Death, Evanston (Ill.).

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Jefferson County (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Evanston (Ill.)

Death

Evanston (Ill.)

Subjects

Astronomy.

Astrophysics.

Spectrum analysis.

Sun.

Relationships

People

Family

Crew, Alice H.

Daughter.

Crew, Deborah Ann

Mother.

Crew, Helen Coale

Wife.

Crew, Mildred

Daughter.

Crew, William H.

Father.

Crew, William Henry, 1899-

Son.

Colleagues

Lohr, Lenox Riley

Both worked on the Century of Progress International Exposition in Chicago.

Additional

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

Fulcher, Gordon S. (Gordon Scott), 1884-

Maurolico, Francesco, 1494-1575

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Pienkowski, Stefan, 1883-1953

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Webster, Arthur Gordon, 1863-1923

Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

Zeleny, Anthony, 1870-1947

Institutions

Major Positions

Haverford College

Instructor.

Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1887. Assistant in Physics.

Lick Observatory

Astronomer.

Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association of Physics Teachers

1941 Oersted Medal Recipient.

American Physical Society

President.

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Graduate work.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1882.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Henry Crew at Northwestern University: A memoir, 1975.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Henry Crew papers, 1833-1975.

Library. University Archives.

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 60201, USA

Subject

Albert Michelson papers, 1803-1989 (bulk 1861-1965).

Nimitz Library Special Collections Division

United States Naval Academy

Annapolis, MD 21402, USA

Anthony Zeleny papers, 1902-1939.

University Archives

University of Minnesota

Andersen Library, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Arthur Gordon Webster papers, 1892-1920.

Goddard Library. Archives and Special Collections

Clark University

Worcester, MA 01610-11477, USA

Arthur Gordon Webster papers, 1893-1913.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Collection on Sir Isaac Newton, 1684-1949.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Gordon Scott Fulcher papers, 1897-1970.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Karl Darrow correspondence relating to history of physics, 1943-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stefan Pienkowski files.

Archiwum (Warszawa)

Polska Akademia Nauk

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warsaw, Poland

William F. Meggers addition to papers, 1870-1973 (bulk 1906-1966).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Dialogues concerning two new sciences / translated from the Italian and Latin into English by Henry Crew and Alfonso de Salvio ... with an introd. by Antonio Favaro

General physics; an elementary text-book for colleges, by Henry Crew

Mechanics for students of physics and engineering, by Henry Crew and Keith Kuenzi Smith

Portraits of famous physicists : with biographical accounts by Henry Crew.

The elements of physics : for use in high schools / by Henry Crew

The Photismi de lumine of Maurolycus; a chapter in late medieval optics; translated from the Latin into English by Henry Crew.

The principles of mechanics : for students of physics and engineering / by Henry Crew.

The rise of modern physics ; a popular sketch / by Henry Crew.

The wave theory of light : memoirs of Huygens, Young and Fresnel / ed. by Henry Crew.

The Wave theory, light and spectra.

Subject

Henry Crew Physics Today obituary.

Henry F. Crew: 1859-1953, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.