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Henry W. Kendall

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Dates

December 9, 1926 – February 15, 1999

Authorized Form of Name

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Additional Forms of Names

Kendall, Henry Way

Biography

Abstract

Henry Way Kendall was J. A. Stratton Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1961-1999). Other institutional affiliations included Stanford University. His research interests included deep inelastic scattering of electrons and quarks.

Important Dates

December 9, 1926Birth, Boston (Mass.).

1950Obtained BA, Amherst College, Amherst (Mass.).

1955Obtained PhD in Nuclear Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1956 – 1961Research Associate, High Energy Laboratory (1956-1957); Lecturer in Physics (1957-1958); and Assistant Professor of Physics (1958-1961), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1960 – 1973Member, JASON study group.

1961 – 1999Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1961-1967); Professor of Physics (1967-1991); and J. A. Stratton Professor of Physics (1991-1999), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1975 – 1999Chair, Union of Concerned Scientists.

1989Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1990Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome I. Friedman and Richard E. Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

1992Member, National Academy of Sciences.

February 15, 1999Death, Tallahassee (Fla.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Boston (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Amherst (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Tallahassee (Fla.)

Subjects

Deep inelastic collisions.

Linear accelerators.

Military policy.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Kendall, Evelyn Way

Mother.

Kendall, Henry P. (Henry Plimpton), 1878-1959

Father.

Kendall, John P.

Brother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bodek, Arie

Advised by Kendall at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "Inelastic electron-deuteron scattering and the structure of the neutron."

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

PhD advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "The first excited state of positronium," and both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Richard Taylor "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics." Both employed at Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Shared the 1990 Nobel Prize in Physics with Jerome I. Friedman "for their pioneering investigations concerning deep inelastic scattering of electrons on protons and bound neutrons, which have been of essential importance for the development of the quark model in particle physics".

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Buechner, William W. (William Weber), 1914-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Frank, Nathaniel H. (Nathaniel Herman), 1903-1984

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Moniz, E.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at Stanford University.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Cardman, L. S.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD inNuclear Physics (1955). Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and J. A. Stratton Professor of Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Research Associate, High Energy Laboratory; Lecturer in Physics; and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1989 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

Amherst College. Department of Physics

Obtained BA.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

JASON Defense Advisory Group

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Union of Concerned Scientists.

Chair.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Henry W. Kendall papers.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Nuclear Sciences 46th anniversary symposium [videorecording], 1992 May 14-15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Henry Way Kendall, 1986 November 25 and 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Union of Concerned Scientists papers, 1964-1986.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Oral history interview with Larry S. Cardman and J. Dirk Walecka, 2013 August 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Val L. Fitch, 1986 December 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

A distant light : scientists and public policy / Henry W. Kendall ; foreword by Howard Ris.

Henry Way Kendall Nobel Prize Autobiography

Subject

"Henry Way Kendall: 1926-1999", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Henry Way Kendall Physics Today obituary.