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Biography

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Norman Hilberry

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Dates

March 11, 1899 – March 28, 1986

Authorized Form of Name

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Additional Forms of Names

Hilberry, Horace van Norman

Biography

Abstract

Norman Hilberry was Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of Arizona (1964-1986). Other institutional affiliations included Argonne National Laboratory and the Manhattan Project. His research interests included nuclear physics and physical optics.

Important Dates

March 11, 1899Birth, Cleveland (Ohio).

1921Obtained AB, Oberlin College, Oberlin (Ohio).

1922 – 1925Assistant in Physics, University of Chicago.

1925 – 1942Instructor in Physics, Washington Square College (1925-1928) and Instructor to Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences (1928-1942), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1941Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1942 – 1946Administrative Assistant to the Project Leader (1942-1943); Assistant Project Director (1943-1946); and Acting Director, Physics Division (1944), Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1946 – 1964Assistant Director (1946-1949); Deputy Director (1949-1957); Director, International School for Nuclear Science and Engineering (1955-1956); Director (1957-1961); and Senior Scientist (1961-1964), Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (Ill.).

1961 – 1968Member, Board of Directors, Atomic Industry Forum.

1962Member, Advisory Committee on U.S. Policy Toward the International Atomic Energy Agency, United States Department of State.

1964 – 1986Professor of Nuclear Engineering (1964-1985) and Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering (1985-1986), University of Arizona, Tucson (Ariz.).

1965 – 1966President, American Nuclear Society.

1968 – 1973Member, Advisory Committee, United States Office of Emergency Preparedness, National Academy of Sciences.

1969 – 1980Member, Arizona Atomic Energy Commission.

1977 – 1981Consultant, Subcommittee on the Public Understanding of Science, National Science Foundation.

March 28, 1986Death, Phoenix (Ariz.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Cleveland (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Oberlin (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Lemont (Ill.)

Tucson (Ariz.)

Death

Phoenix (Ariz.)

Subjects

Atomic bomb.

Cosmic rays.

Nuclear physics.

Physical optics.

Relationships

People

Family

Hilberry, Ann Hepburn

Wife.

Hilberry, Joan

Daughter.

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at New York University and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at University of Chicago and Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Daniels, Farrington, 1889-1972

Both employed at Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Dempster, Arthur Jeffrey

Both employed at University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory, and at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Doan, Richard Lloyd, 1898-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at New York University.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at New York University.

Macdonald, J. Ross (James Ross), 1923-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Mason, Max, 1877-1961

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Michelson, Albert A. (Albert Abraham), 1852-1931

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago, New York University, and at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, the Manhattan Project.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Stearns, Joyce C.

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Thomas, Tracy Y. (Tracy Yerkes), 1899-1983

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Weinberg, Alvin Martin, 1915-2006

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at New York University and the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project and Argonne National Laboratory.

Additional

Groueff, Stephane

Needell, Allan A.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Assistant Director; Deputy Director; Director, International School for Nuclear Science and Engineering; Director; and Senior Scientist.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Administrative Assistant to the Project Leader; Assistant Project Director; and Acting Director, Physics Division, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory.

New York University. Department of Physics

Instructor in Physics, Washington Square College and Instructor to Assistant Professor, College of Arts and Sciences.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Administrative Assistant to the Project Leader; Assistant Project Director; and Acting Director, Physics Division, Manhattan Project.

University of Arizona. Department of Physics

Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Emeritus Professor of Nuclear Engineering.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1941). Assistant in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Nuclear Society

President.

Atomic Industrial Forum

Member, Board of Directors.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Committee, United States Office of Emergency Preparedness.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Consultant, Subcommittee on the Public Understanding of Science.

Oberlin College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1921).

State of Arizona Atomic Energy Commission

Member.

United States. Department of State

Member, Advisory Committee on US Policy Toward the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Hanford-Richland 25th anniversary [motion picture] / produced by U.S. Atomic Energy Commission.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Norman Hilberry papers, 1961.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Vignettes of early radiation workers [videorecording], produced by Bureau of Radiological Health, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; moderated by Lauriston S. Taylor, 1977-1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Allan A. Needell research records, 1944-1981.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Atomic year 25 [sound recording] : the story of CP-1 / produced by the Atomic Energy Commission's Argonne National Laboratory.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert S. Mulliken, 1964 February 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stephane Groueff papers, 1955-1975

Mugar Library Special Collections

Boston University

771 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA