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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

R. G. Herb

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Dates

January 22, 1908 – October 1, 1996

Authorized Form of Name

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Additional Forms of Names

Herb, Ray (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Herb, Raymond George, 1908-1996

Biography

Abstract

Raymond George Herb was President and Chair, Board of Directors of the National Electrostatics Corporation (1965-1996). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Wisconsin, Madison. His research interests included electrostatic accelerators and vacuum technology.

Important Dates

January 22, 1908Birth, Navarino (Wis.).

1931Obtained BA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1935Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1935 – 1972Research Associate in Physics (1935-1939); Assistant Professor of Physics (1939-1940); Associate Professor to Professor of Physics (1940-1961); and Charles Mendenhall Professor of Physics (1961-1972), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1941 – 1946Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1955Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1965 – 1996President and Chair, Board of Directors, National Electrostatics Corporation, Middleton (Wis.).

1968Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

October 1, 1996Death.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Navarino (Wis.)

Undergraduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Graduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Madison (Wis.)

Middleton (Wis.)

Subjects

Electrostatic accelerators.

Nuclear physics.

Radar.

Vacuum technology.

Relationships

People

Family

Herb, Anne Williamson

Wife, married in 1945.

Herb, Emily

Daughter.

Herb, R. (Rebecca), 1948-

Daughter.

Herb, Sara

Daughter.

Herb, Stephen

Son.

Herb, William

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Berners, E. D. (Edgar D.)

Advised by Herb at University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Deviations from a pure s-wave anomaly in the proton-proton scattering cross sections between 1.4 and 2.1 Mev."

Creutz, E.

Advised by Herb at University of Wisconsin, Madison, "The Resonance Scattering of Protons by Lithium."

Mendenhall, Charles E. (Charles Elwood), 1872-1935

PhD advisor at University of Wisconsin, Madison, "Yield of alpha-particles from lithium films bombarded by protons."

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lagally, Max G.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Additional

Hanson, Alfred Olaf, 1914-

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Serber, R. (Robert)

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

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

Institutions

Major Positions

National Electrostatics Corporation

President and Chair, Board of Directors.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1931) and PhD in Physics (1935). Research Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor to Professor of Physics; and Charles Mendenhall Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1986 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Argonne National Laboratory

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

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Vacuum Society interview collection, 1991-2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

General interest session [sound recording], 1968 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gregory Breit Symposium [sound recording], 1968 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Raymond George Herb, 1976 April.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Raymond George Herb, 1982 October 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Raymond G. Herb papers, 1938-1989.

University Archives

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

University of Wisconsin--Madison Archives. Oral History Project: Selected Interviews with Physics and Astronomy Staff and Students.

University Archives

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Physics records, 1885-1962.

University Archives

University of Wisconsin -- Madison

Steenbock Library, Madison, WI 53706, USA

Subject

Alfred Olaf Hanson response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1981.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Creutz, 2006 January 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Emanuel Ruben Piore, 1977 March 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Clarke Slater, 1970 February 23 and August 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Serber, 1967 February 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Lauritsen, 1967 February 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert G. Sachs letters concerning Merle Tuve's and Raymond Herb's physics research at Johns Hopkins University and the Univerity of Wisconsin, 1983-1984.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Raymond George Herb: 1908-1996", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Raymond G. Herb Physics Today obituary.