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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

Farrington Daniels

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Dates

March 4, 1889 – June 23, 1972

Authorized Form of Name

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-1972

Additional Forms of Names

Daniels, F. (Farrington), 1889-1973

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-

Biography

Abstract

Farrington Daniels was a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1920-1972). Other institutional affiliations included Worcester Polytechnic Institute. His research interests involved kinetics and photochemistry.

Important Dates

March 4, 1889Birth, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1910Obtained B.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1911Obtained M.S., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1914Obtained Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1914 – 1918Instructor and Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (Mass.).

1919 – 1920Electrochemist, Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture.

1920 – 1972Assistant Professor of Chemistry (1920-1928); Professor of Chemistry (1928-1959); Chair, Department of Chemistry (1952-1959); and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry (1959-1972), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1944 – 1946Associate Director, Chemistry Division (1944-1945) and Director (1945-1946), Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1946 – 1948Chair, Board of Governors, Argonne National Laboratory.

1947Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1953President, American Chemical Society.

1958President, Geochemical Society.

1964 – 1965President, Solar Energy Society (International Solar Energy Society).

June 23, 1972Death, Madison (Wis.).

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Undergraduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Graduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Madison (Wis.)

Death

Madison (Wis.)

Subjects

Dynamics.

Photochemistry.

Physical chemistry.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Eyring, Henry, 1901-1981

Advised by Farrington at University of Wisconsin.

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Institutions

Major Positions

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Associate Director of Chemistry Division and Director, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.

United States. Fixed Nitrogen Research Laboratory

Electrochemist.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Associate Director, Chemistry Division and Director, Manhattan Project.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Chemistry

Assistant Professor of Chemistry; Professor of Chemistry; Chair, Department of Chemistry; and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Instructor and Assistant Professor of Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Chemical Society

President.

Argonne National Laboratory

Chair, Board of Governors.

Geochemical Society

President.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Received Ph.D. (Physical Chemistry) in 1914.

International Solar Energy Society

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Minnesota. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Received BS and MS.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Farrington Daniels papers, 1940-1973.

University Archives.

University of Wisconsin--Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Joseph H. Mathews general correspondence files, circa 1935-1947.

University Archives

University of Wisconsin--Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Published Resources

Author

Biological effects of radiation: mechanism and measurement of radiation, applications in biology, photochemical reactions, effects of radiant energy on organisms and organic products

Direct use of the sun's energy.

Outlines of physical chemistry

Outlines of theoretical chemistry

Physical chemistry