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Jesse W. M. DuMond

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Dates

July 11, 1892 – December 4, 1976

Authorized Form of Name

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Additional Forms of Names

Dumond, Jesse W. M.

Biography

Abstract

Jesse W. M. DuMond was Emeritus Professor at the California Institute of Technology (1929-1976). Other institutional affiliations include the National Bureau of Standards and the Thomsen-Houston Company, Paris. His research interests included the Compton Effect and atomic constants.

Important Dates

July 11, 1892Birth, Paris (France).

1916Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1916 – 1918Staff Member, Testing Department (1916-1917) and Consultant, Engineering Department (1917-1918), General Electric Company.

1919 – 1920Designer, Turbo Alternator Department, Thomsen-Houston Company, Paris.

1920 – 1921Assistant Electrical Engineer, National Bureau of Standards.

1929Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1929 – 1976Research Fellow in Physics (1929-1931); Research Associate (1931-1938); Associate Professor (1938-1946); Professor (1946-1963); and Emeritus Professor (1963-1976), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1953Member, National Academy of Sciences.

December 4, 1976Death, Pasadena (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical and nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Paris (France)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Compton effect.

Gamma ray spectrometry.

Nuclear physics.

Theoretical physics.

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Houston, W. V. (William Vermillion), 1900-

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "Experimental and theoretical studies of the breadth and structure of the Compton shifted line."

Miller, Park Hays, Jr.

Advised by DuMond at California Institute of Technology, "A Investigation of the Validity of the X-Ray Crystal Method of Determining Avogradro's Number N and Electron Charge E."

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bateman, Harry, 1882-1946

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bonner, Tom Wilkerson, 1910-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Briggs, Lyman J. (Lyman James), 1874-1963

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Foote, Paul D. (Paul Darwin), 1888-1971

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gordy, Walter, 1909-1985

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Millikan, Robert Andrews, 1868-1953

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978

Both employed at General Electric Company and California Institute of Technology.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Von Kármán, Theodore, 1881-1963

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Barnes, C. A.

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

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

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

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

Kapitsa, P. L. (Petr Leonidovich), 1894-1984

Laue, Max von, 1879-1960

MacInnes, Duncan A. (Duncan Arthur), 1885-1965

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

Segrè, Emilio

Siegbahn, Manne, 1886-1978

Townes, Charles H.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Watters, Leon Laizer, 1877-

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained BS and PhD in Physics (1929); Research Fellow in Physics; Research Associate; Associate Professor; Professor; and Emeritus Professor.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Staff Member, Testing Department and Consultant, Engineering Department.

Thomson-Houston Electric Company

Designer, Turbo Alternator Department.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Assistant Electrical Engineer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Autobiography of a physicist: Volumes I, II and appendix, 1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Jesse W. M. DuMond papers, 1912-1976.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Duncan A. MacInnes papers, 1926-1965.

Rockefeller Archive Center

15 Dayton Ave., Pocantico Hills, North Tarrytown, NY 10591-1598, USA

Karl K. Darrow papers, 1872-1978 (bulk 1917-1972).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Leon Watters papers, 1887-1967.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Charles A. Barnes, 1987 July and August.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin M. McMillan, 1972 June 1, 2, and October 30, 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Wolfgang Kurt Hermann Panofsky, 1973 May 15 and 1974 March 6 and June 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Jesse W. M. Dumond: 1892-1976", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Jesse W. M. DuMond Physics Today obituary.