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Edward Lee Hill

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Dates

November 3, 1904 – January 7, 1974

Authorized Form of Name

Hill, Edward Lee, 1904-1974

Additional Forms of Names

Hill, Edward L.

Biography

Abstract

Edward Lee Hill was Emeritus Professor of Physics at the University of Minnesota (1930-1974). Other institutional affiliations included Harvard University. His research interests included quantum mechanics and mathematical physics.

Important Dates

November 3, 1904Birth, Hartford (Ark.).

1925Obtained BS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1928Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1928 – 1930National Research Council (NRC) Fellow in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1930 – 1974Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics (1930-1937); Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics (1937-1946); Professor of Theoretical Physics (1946-1962); Professor of Physics and Mathematics (1962-1970); and Emeritus Professor (1970-1974), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1934 – 1935Research Physicist, Physical-Technical Institute, Leningrad.

1941 – 1945Research Physicist and Consultant, United States Navy.

1950Managing Editor of Physical Review, American Physical Society.

January 7, 1974Death.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Hartford (Ark.)

Undergraduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Graduate Education

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Employment

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Subjects

Atmospheric physics.

Mathematical physics.

Nuclear physics.

Quantum theory.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Jauch, Josef M. (Josef Maria), 1914-1974

Advised by Hill at University of Minnesota, "On Contact Transformations and Group Theory in Quantum Mechanical Problems."

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Co-wrote two articles.

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

PhD advisor at University of Minnesota, "Quantum Mechanics of the Rotational Distortion of Spin Multiplets in Molecular Spectra," and Co-wrote an article.

Colleagues

Bardeen, John

Both employed at the University of Minnesota.

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Both employed at Harvard University.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Goldman, Allen M.

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954

Both employed at Harvard University.

Moss, Joel M.

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-1994

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956

Both employed at Harvard University.

Saunders, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1875-1963

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950

Both employed at the University of Minnesota.

Williams, John H. (John Harry), 1908-

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Winckler, John R.

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Additional

Naugle, John E.

Institutions

Major Positions

American Physical Society

Managing Editor, Physical Review.

Fiziko-tekhnicheskiĭ institut im. A.F. Ioffe

Research Physicist.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

United States. Navy

Research Physicist and Consultant.

University of Minnesota. Department of Mathematics

Professor of Mathematics.

University of Minnesota. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1925) and PhD in Physics (1928). Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics; Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics; Professor of Theoretical Physics; Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Edward L. Hill papers, 1928-1973.

University Archives

University of Minnesota

Andersen Library, Minneapolis, MN, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with J. H. Van Vleck, 1963 October 2 and 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John E. Naugle, 1980 August 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Edward L. Hill Physics Today obituary.