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Arthur L. Day

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Dates

October 30, 1869 – March 2, 1960

Authorized Form of Name

Day, Arthur L. (Arthur Louis), 1869-1960

Additional Forms of Names

Day, Arthur Louis

Biography

Abstract

Arthur Day was the Director of the Geophysical Laboratory at the Carnegie Institution of Washington (1907-1936). Other institutional affiliations include Yale University and the United States Geological Survey. Other research interests included physics, geophysical chemistry, and ceramic research.

Important Dates

October 30, 1869Birth, Brookfield (Mass. : Town).

1892Obtained BA, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1894Obtained PhD, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1894 – 1897Instructor in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1897 – 1900Member, Scientific Staff, Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt.

1900 – 1907Physical Geologist, United States Geological Survey.

1907 – 1936Director, Geophysical Laboratory, Carnegie Institution of Washington, Washington (D.C.).

1911Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1911President, Philosophical Society of Washington, Washington (D.C.).

1917 – 1918Head, Optical Glass Production, United States War Industries Board.

1924President, Washington Academy of Sciences.

1938President, American Geological Society.

1939 – 1943Member, Science Committee, National Resources Board.

March 2, 1960Death, Bethesda (Md.).

Occupation

Geophysicist and volcanologist.

Places

Birth

Brookfield (Mass. : Town)

Undergraduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Graduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Bethesda (Md.)

Subjects

Geophysics.

Seismology.

Volcanology.

Relationships

People

Additional

Adams, Leason Heberling, 1887-1969

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institution of Washington. Geophysical Laboratory

Director.

Geological Survey (U.S.)

Physical Geologist.

Physikalisch-Technische Reichsanstalt (Germany)

Member, Scientific Staff.

United States. War Industries Board

Head, Optical Glass Production.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained BA and PhD (1894). Instructor in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Geological Society of America

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Philosophical Society of Washington (Washington, D.C.)

President.

United States. National Resources Board

Member, Science Committee.

Washington Academy of Sciences (Washington, D.C.)

President.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Arthur Day autobiography, 1929.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Carnegie Institution of Washington Geophysical Laboratory general files, 1900-present.

Geophysical Laboratory. Library and Archives.

Carnegie Institution of Washington

5241 Broad Branch Road NW, Washington, DC 20015, USA

Leason Heberling Adams papers, 1919-1968.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Arthur Louis Day: 1869-1960", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences