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Biography

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Henry Michael Foley

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Dates

June 1, 1917 – August 14, 1982

Authorized Form of Name

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Additional Forms of Names

Foley, Henry

Biography

Abstract

Henry Michael Foley was Professor of Physics at Columbia University (1946-1982). His research interests included atomic structure and magnetism.

Important Dates

June 1, 1917Birth, Palmer (Mass.).

1938Obtained BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1939Obtained MA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1942Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1942 – 1944Researcher, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

1944 – 1945Research Physicist, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University.

1946 – 1982Associate in Physics (1946-1947); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1948-1954); Professor of Physics (1954-1982); and Chair, Department of Physics (1957-1960 and 1971-1973), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

August 14, 1982Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Palmer (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Atmospheric physics.

Atomic and molecular physics.

Atomic beams.

Atomic structure.

Magnetism.

Molecular structure.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

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

PhD advisor at University of Michigan.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Advised by Foley at Columbia University, "The Hyperfine Structure of Helium-3."

Colleagues

Balluffi, R. W.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at Columbia University.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Columbia University.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Frosch, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1928-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at Columbia University.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at Columbia University.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at Columbia University.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Pekeris, C. L. (Chaim Leib), 1908-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Press, Frank, 1924-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Both employed at Columbia University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Columbia University.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sachs, Allan M. (Allan Maxwell), 1921-1989

Both employed at Columbia University.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at Columbia University.

Additional

Herman, Frank

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Chair, Department of Physics (served twice).

Johns Hopkins University. Applied Physics Laboratory

Research Physicist.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1938), MA (1939), and PhD in Physics (1942).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Henry M. Foley papers, 1913-1982.

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Columbia University

Butler Library, 6th Floor East, New York, NY 10027, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Frank Herman, 1982 June 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Robert Alan Frosch, 1981 July 10, 23, August 19, September 15 and October 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Henry M. Foley Physics Today obituary.