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Herbert Eugene Ives

Photo

Dates

July 31, 1882 – November 13, 1953

Authorized Form of Name

Ives, Herbert Eugene, 1882-1953

Additional Forms of Names

Ives, Herbert E. (Herbert Eugene), 1882-1953

Biography

Abstract

Herbert Eugene Ives was a Physicist at Bell Laboratories (1925-1947). Other institutional affiliations included Western Electric Company and United Gas Improvement Company. His research interests included optical physics and television.

Important Dates

July 31, 1882Birth, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1905Obtained BS, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1908Obtained PhD in Physics, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore (Md.).

1908 – 1909Assistant Physicist, National Bureau of Standards.

1909 – 1912Physicist, National Electric Lamp Association.

1912 – 1918Physicist, United Gas Improvement Company, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1919 – 1925Physicist, Engineering Division, Western Electric Company, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1925 – 1947Physicist, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1933Member, National Academy of Sciences.

November 13, 1953Death, Montclair (N.J.).

Occupation

Optical physicist.

Places

Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Baltimore (Md.)

Employment

Philadelphia (Pa.)

New York (N.Y.)

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Death

Montclair (N.J.)

Subjects

Optical physics and engineering.

Optics.

Photoelectricity.

Photography.

Television.

Relationships

People

Family

Beyer, Barbara Ives

Daughter.

Ives, Frederic Eugene

Father.

Ives, Kenneth

Son.

Ives, Mabel Lorenz

Wife. Married in 1908.

Ives, Ronald L.

Son.

Colleagues

Bardeen, John

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buckley, Oliver Ellsworth, 1887-1959

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Coblentz, William W. (William Weber), 1873-1962

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darrow, Karl K. (Karl Kelchner), 1891-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hunsaker, Jerome C. (Jerome Clarke), 1886-1984

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Jewett, Frank B. (Frank Baldwin), 1879-1949

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Western Electric Company and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Additional

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Hartley, Ralph Vinton Lyon, 1888-1970

Nix, Foster Cary, 1905-

Palmer, Frederic, 1878-1967

Pease, F. G. (Francis Gladheim), 1881-

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Physicist.

National Electric Lamp Association

Physicist.

United Gas Improvement Company

Physicist.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Assistant Physicist.

Western Electric Company

Physicist, Engineering Division.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Johns Hopkins University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1908).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Optical Society of America

President.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1905).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Frederic Eugene Ives and Herbert Eugene Ives papers, 1869-1957.

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Subject

Francis Gladheim Pease addenda, 1908-2001 (bulk 1908-1937).

Henry E. Huntington Library

1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, CA 91108, USA

Oral history interview with Foster Cary Nix, 1975 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Gerald Leondus Pearson, 1976 August 23 and 8 April 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Karl K. Darrow, 1964 April 2 and 10 June.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ralph Vinton Lyon Hartley papers, 1920-1970.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Measurement of radiant energy, ed. by W.E. Forsythe ... Contributors: Charles G. Abbot, Elliot Q. Adams, Loyal B. Aldrich [and others] ... Prepared under the direction of A.C. Hardy, Herbert E. Ives and W.E. Forsythe constituting a Committee on methods of measurement of radiation of the Division of physical sciences, National research council.

Subject

"Herbert Eugene Ives: 1882-1953", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

"Physics Meets Photography: The Diffraction Chromoscope and the Diffraction Process of Color Photography," Rittenhouse: Journal of the American Scientific Instrument Enterprise 8 (1993): 65-72

Herbert E. Ives Physics Today obituary.