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Harold Grad

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Dates

January 14, 1923 – November 17, 1986

Authorized Form of Name

Grad, Harold, 1923-

Biography

Abstract

Harold Grad was Professor of Mathematics at New York University (1948-1986). His research interests included kinetic theory and statistical mechanics.

Important Dates

January 14, 1923Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1943Obtained BEE, Cooper Union, New York (N.Y.).

1945Obtained MS, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1948Obtained PhD in Applied Mathematics, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1948 – 1986Associate Professor (1948-1957); Director, Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division (1956-1980); and Professor of Mathematics (1957-1986), Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1964 – 1967Member, Advisory Committee for Fusion Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1970Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1974 – 1977Member, Advisory Committee for Fusion Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

1986Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

November 17, 1986Death.

Occupation

Mathematical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Kinetic theory of gases.

Magnetic fields.

Mathematical physics.

Plasma physics.

Statistical mechanics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Courant, Richard, 1888-1972

PhD advisor at New York University on the kinetic theory of rarefied gases and both employed at New York University.

Colleagues

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at New York University.

Friedrichs, K. O. (Kurt Otto), 1901-1983

Both employed at New York University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at New York University.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at New York University.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at New York University.

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Both employed at New York University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at New York University.

Additional

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

Institutions

Major Positions

Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

Obtained MS (1945) and PhD in Applied Mathematics (1948). Associate Professor; Director, Magneto-Fluid Dynamics Division; and Professor of Mathematics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Receive 1986 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Obtained BEE (1943).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Member, Advisory Committee for Fusion Energy.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Harold Grad papers, 1950-1986.

Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

New York University

70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA

Subject

Joan Bromberg research materials for "Fusion: science, politics, and the invention of a new energy source", 1922-1982 (bulk 1958-1978).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Harold Grad Physics Today obituary.