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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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W. W. Hansen

Photo

Dates

May 27, 1909 – May 23, 1949

Authorized Form of Name

Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949

Additional Forms of Names

Hansen, William Webster, 1909-1949

Biography

Abstract

William Webster Hansen was Professor of Physics at Stanford University (1934-1949). Other institutional affiliations included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Sperry Gyroscope Company. His research interests included klystrons and radar.

Important Dates

May 27, 1909Birth, Fresno (Calif.).

1929Obtained AB, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1933Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1933 – 1934National Research Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1934 – 1949Assistant Professor of Physics (1934-1937); Associate Professor of Physics (1937-1942); and Professor of Physics (1942-1949), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1941 – 1945Staff Member, Sperry Gyroscope Company.

1949Member, National Academy of Sciences.

May 23, 1949Death, Palo Alto (Calif.).

Occupation

Engineering physicist.

Places

Birth

Fresno (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Death

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Subjects

Cavity resonators.

Engineering physics.

Klystrons.

Linear accelerators.

Microwaves.

Radar.

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Family

Hansen, Betsy Ross

Wife, married 1938.

Colleagues

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Additional

Becquerel, Henri, 1852-1908

Bloembergen, N.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Curie, Marie, 1867-1934

deStaebler, Herbert C. (Herbert Conrad)

Lawson, James L., -1982

Lawson, John David, 1923-

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

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

Purcell, Edward M.

Roe, Anne, 1904-1991

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Woodyard, John R., 1904-1981

Institutions

Major Positions

Sperry Rand Corporation. Sperry Gyroscope Division

Staff Member.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB and PhD (1933). Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

National Research Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Stanford University Department of Physics history, 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

W. W. Hansen Laboratories of Physics klystron reports and patents, 1936-1949.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

W. W. Hansen Laboratories of Physics records, 1947-1964.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

W. W. Hansen miscellaneous materials, 1899-1931.

Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine

Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine

183 Fuston Rd., London NW1 2BN, England UK

William W. Hansen lecture notebooks, 1941-1944.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

William W. Hansen papers, 1925-1974.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

William Webster Hansen papers, 1928-1974.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

Anne Roe papers, 1949-1971 (bulk).

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Edward L. Ginzton papers, circa 1937-1992.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Herbert C. deStaebler papers, 1953-2007.

National Accelerator Laboratory. Archives and History Office

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC)

2575 Sand Hill Road, MS 88, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA

John David Lawson papers, 1945-2009.

Archives Centre.

Churchill College.

Cambridge CB3 0DS

Notes on lectures given at M.I.T., 1941-1944.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Notes on lectures given at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1941-1944.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with David Locke Webster, 1964 May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Mills Purcell, 1977 June 8 and 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Bloch, 1968 August 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1981 January 26, 27, March 24 and 1982 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1974 October 18 and 1975 December 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John R. Woodyard, 1976 August 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Nicolaas Bloembergen, 1983 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norris Edwin Bradbury, 1976 February 11.

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

Russell and Sigurd Varian papers, 1892-1988.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Some personal actions and reactions, 1971.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics photographs, 1910-1973 (bulk 1965-1973).

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics records, 1937-1949.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"William Webster Hansen: 1909-1949", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

William W. Hansen Physics Today obituary.