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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as AuthorPublished as Subject

Kenneth M. Case

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Dates

September 23, 1923 – February 1, 2006

Authorized Form of Name

Case, Kenneth M.

Biography

Abstract

Kenneth Case was an applied physicist and Emeritus Professor of Physics at Rockefeller University. His other institutional affiliations included the Institute for Advanced Study, University of California at Berkeley, and University of Michigan. He is renowned for his research on neutron transport.

Important Dates

September 23, 1923Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1944 – 1945Researcher, Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1945Obtained SB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1946Obtained MS, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1948Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1948 – 1950Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1949 – 1950Research Associate, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

1950 – 1951Research Associate, University of Rochester.

1951 – 1969Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1951-1952) and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1951-1969), University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1956Visiting Professor, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

1961Visiting Professor, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1963 – 1964Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1969 – 2006Professor of Physics (1969-1988) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1988-2006), Rockefeller University, New York (N.Y.).

1975Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1981 – 1982Visiting Professor, Institute of Nonlinear Studies, University of California, San Diego.

1988 – 2006Adjunct Professor, Institute of Nonlinear Studies, University of California, San Diego.

February 1, 2006Death, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical and mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

New York (N.Y.)

Death

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Eigenvalues.

Mathematical physics.

Neutron transport theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Case, Laurie H.

Daughter.

Case, Pat Carpenter

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Ph.D. advisor at Harvard University, "The Magnetic Moment of the Neutron and Proton."

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Charney, Jule G.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Institute for Advanced Study.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

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

Both employed at University of Rochester and 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.

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

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study and University of California, Berkeley.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Additional

De Hoffmann, Frederic

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Research Associate and Visiting Professor.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Rockefeller University

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor and Adjunct Professor, Institute of Nonlinear Studies.

University of Michigan. Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained SB in 1945, MS in 1946, and PhD in 1948.

JASON Defense Advisory Group

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Introduction to the theory of neutron diffusion / by K. M. Case, F. de Hollmann, G. Placzek ; numerical work by B. Carlson and M. Goldstein.

Subject

Kenneth M. Case: 1922-2006, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.