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Bernhard Haurwitz

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Dates

August 14, 1905 – February 27, 1986

Authorized Form of Name

Haurwitz, Bernhard

Additional Forms of Names

Haurwitz, B. (Bernhard)

Haurwitz, Bernhard, 1905-1986

Biography

Abstract

Bernhard Haurwitz was Professor, Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University (1973-1982). Other institutional affiliations included the National Center for Atmospheric Research and New York University. His research interests included atmospheric motions and wave mechanics.

Important Dates

August 14, 1905Birth (Glogau, Germany), GogoÌw (WojewoÌdztwo DolnosÌlaÌskie, Poland).

1927Obtained PhD in Meteorology and Geophysics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany).

1927 – 1932Assistant in Geophysics, University of Leipzig, Leipzig (Germany).

1932 – 1935Research Associate, Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory, Harvard University.

1935 – 1941Andrew Carnegie Fellow (1935-1937) and Special Lecturer (1937-1941), University of Toronto, Toronto (Ont.).

1937 – 1941Meteorologist, Meteorological Service of Canada.

1941 – 1947Associate Professor of Meteorology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1947 – 1955Associate, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

1947 – 1959Professor of Meteorology (1947-1959) and Chair, Department of Meteorology (1947-1959), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1959 – 1964Professor of Geophysics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder (Colo.).

1960Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1962Awarded Carl Gustaf-Rossby Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement, American Meteorological Society.

1964 – 1973Staff Member, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR).

1971 – 1972Gauss Professor, Göttingen Academy of Science.

1972Awarded Bowie Medal, American Geophysical Union.

1973 – 1982Professor, Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins (Colo.).

February 27, 1986Death, Fort Collins (Colo.).

Occupation

Atmospheric physicist.

Places

Birth

GogoÌw (WojewoÌdztwo DolnosÌlaÌskie, Poland)

Graduate Education

Leipzig (Germany)

Employment

Leipzig (Germany)

Toronto (Ont.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

New York (N.Y.)

Boulder (Colo.)

Fort Collins (Colo.)

Death

Fort Collins (Colo.)

Subjects

Atmospheric physics.

Geophysics.

Meteorology.

Rossby waves.

Wave mechanics.

Relationships

People

Family

Haurwitz, Eva Schick

First wife, married in 1934. Divorced in 1946.

Haurwitz, Frank

Son.

Haurwitz, Ilse

Sister.

Haurwitz, Marion Blanche Wood

Second wife, married in 1961.

Haurwitz, Paul

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Weickmann, Ludwig

PhD advisor at University of Leipzig on the relations between changes of atmospheric pressure and temperature.

Colleagues

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dunn, G. H. (Gordon H.), 1932-

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Both employed at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Rossby, Carl-Gustaf

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Malone, Thomas F.

Smagorinsky, J. (Joseph)

Institutions

Major Positions

Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen

Gauss Professor.

Blue Hill Meteorological Observatory

Research Associate.

Colorado State University. Physics Department

Professor of Atmospheric Science.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Meteorology

Associate Professor of Meteorology.

Meteorological Service of Canada

Meteorologist.

National Center for Atmospheric Research (U.S.)

Research, Staff Member.

New York University. Department of Meteorology and Oceanography

Professor of Meteorology and Chair, Department of Meteorology.

Universität Leipzig (1409-1953)

Obtained PhD in Meteorology and Geophysics (1927). Assistant in Geophysics.

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Professor of Geophysics.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Andrew Carnegie Fellow and Special Lecturer.

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Geophysical Union

Received 1972 Bowie Medal.

American Meteorological Society

President and received 1962 Carl Gustaf-Rossby Award for Extraordinary Scientific Achievement.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Bernhard Haurwitz autobiographical lectures, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Bernhard Haurwitz papers, 1920s-1986.

Libraries. Western Historical Collections

University of Colorado

Campus Box 184, Boulder, CO 80302-0184, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1986 May 16, 17 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 1995 January 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas F. Malone, 2000 November 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Climatology / by Bernhard Haurwitz ... and James M. Austin …

Dynamic meteorology / by Bernhard Haurwitz …

Sydney Chapman, eighty; from his friends. Edited by Syun-Ichi Akasofu, Benson Fogle [and] Bernhard Haurwitz.

Subject

"Bernhard Haurwitz: 1905-1986", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences