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Albert Wallace Hull

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Dates

April 19, 1880 – January 22, 1966

Authorized Form of Name

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Additional Forms of Names

Hull, Albert

Biography

Abstract

Albert Wallace Hull was Consultant, Research Laboratory at General Electric Company (1914-1966). Other institutional affiliations included Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Albany Academy. His research interests included magnetrons and thyratrons.

Important Dates

April 19, 1880Birth, Southington (Conn.).

1905Obtained AB, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1905 – 1906Teacher of French and German, Albany Academy.

1909Obtained PhD in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1909 – 1914Instructor in Physics (1909-1912) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1912-1914), Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (Mass.).

1914 – 1966Physicist, Research Laboratory (1914-1928); Assistant Director, Research Laboratory (1928-1950); and Consultant, Research Laboratory (1950-1966), General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1929Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1943President, American Physical Society.

1944Researcher, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

January 22, 1966Death, Schenectady (N.Y.).

Occupation

Research physicist.

Places

Birth

Southington (Conn.)

Undergraduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Graduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Worcester (Mass.)

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Death

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Subjects

Electron tubes.

Magnetrons.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Thyratrons.

Vacuum-tubes.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Apker, LeRoy Woodard

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Bain, Edgar Collins, 1891-1971

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Edgerton, Harold Eugene, 1903-1990

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Langmuir, Irving, 1881-1957

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Slichter, Louis B. (Louis Byrne), 1896-1978

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

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

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Additional

Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Morgan, Stanley Owen, 1900-

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Waymouth, John F., 1926-

Institutions

Major Positions

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Consultant.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Physicist; Assistant Director; and Consultant.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Researcher.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics

Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained AB and PhD in Physics (1909).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Albert W. Hull papers, 1920-1964.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Albert Wallace Hull review of activities, circa 1939.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

California Institute of Technology Chemistry Division selected correspondence files, 1935-1958.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with David Mathias Dennison, 1964 January 27, 28 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John F. Waymouth, 2008 October 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Owen Morgan, 1975 July 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Guyton Cady, 1963 August 28 and 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Reminiscences of Albert Wallace Hull, 1951.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The Princeton years and beyond, 1930-1940: Invited paper for the March 1992 meeting of the American Physical Society, 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Albert Wallace Hull: 1880-1966", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Albert W. Hull Physics Today obituary.