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Biography

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Arthur Kantrowitz

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Dates

October 20, 1913 – November 29, 2008

Authorized Form of Name

Kantrowitz, Arthur

Additional Forms of Names

Kantrowitz, Arthur Robert

Biography

Abstract

Arthur Kantrowitz was Senior Lecturer and Professor of Engineering at Darthmouth College (1978-2008). Other institutional affiliations included Avco-Everett Research Laboratory and Cornell University. His research interests included shock tubes and fluid dynamics.

Important Dates

October 20, 1913Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1934Obtained BS, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1936Obtained MA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1936 – 1946Physicist, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, Hampton (Va.).

1946 – 1956Associate Professor to Professor of Aeronautical Engineering and Engineering Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1947Obtained PhD in Physics, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1955 – 1978Director and Chief Executive Officer Avco-Everett Research Laboratory (1955-1978) and Chair, Board of Directors (1955-1978), Avco-Everett Research Laboratory, Everett (Mass.).

1959 – 1977Member, Advisory Council, Department of Aeronautical Engineering, Princeton University.

1966Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1966 – 1982Member, Engineering Advisory Board, Stanford University.

1975 – 2008Member, Board of Overseers, Thayer School of Engineering (1975-1982) and Senior Lecturer and Professor of Engineering (1978-2008), Dartmouth College.

1981 – 1986Member, Engineering Advisory Board, Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute.

November 29, 2008Death, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Employment

Hampton (Va.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Everett (Mass.)

Hanover (N.H.)

Death

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Fluid dynamics.

Science and industry.

Shock tubes.

Relationships

People

Family

Kantrowitz, Adrian

Brother.

Kantrowitz, Andrea

Daughter.

Kantrowitz, Barbara

Daughter.

Kantrowitz, Bernard

Father.

Kantrowitz, Lee Stuart

Second wife.

Kantrowitz, Lore

Daughter.

Kantrowitz, Rosalind Joseph

First wife. Divorced.

Kantrowitz, Rose

Mother.

Colleagues

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Sears, William Rees, 1913-2002

Both employed at Cornell University.

Additional

DeMaria, Anthony J.

Furumoto, Horace Wataru, 1931-

Wilson, James G. (James Graves), 1915-

Institutions

Major Positions

Avco-Everett Research Laboratory

Director; Chief Executive Officer; and Chair, Board of Directors, Avco Corporation.

Cornell University. College of Engineering

Associate Professor to Professor of Aeronautical Engineering and Engineering Physics.

Thayer School of Engineering

Member, Board of Overseers; Senior Lecturer; and Professor of Engineering.

United States. National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics

Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1934), MA (1936), and PhD in Physics (1947).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Aeronautical Engineering

Member, Advisory Council.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Member, Engineering Advisory Board.

Stanford University

Member, Engineering Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Arthur Kantrowitz papers, 1937-2007.

Rauner Special Collections Library

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH 03755, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur Kantrowitz, 1984 October 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur Kantrowitz, 2006 June 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from the tenth annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1967 October 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Anthony John DeMaria, 1984 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Horace Wataru Furumoto, 1987 August 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with James G. Wilson, 1984 September 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Arthur Robert Kantrowitz Physics Today obituary.