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Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

Frederick G. Keyes

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Dates

June 24, 1885 – April 14, 1976

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Keyes, Frederick George, 1885-

Biography

Abstract

Frederick George Keyes was Emeritus Professor and Lecturer in Physics and Chemistry at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1916-1976). Other institutional affiliations included Cooper Hewitt Electric Company. His research interests included thermodynamics and transport processes of gases.

Important Dates

June 24, 1885Birth, Kingston (Ont.).

1906Obtained BS, Rhode Island State College, Providence (R.I.).

1907Obtained MS, Brown University, Providence (R.I.).

1909Obtained PhD in Chemistry, Brown University, Providence (R.I.).

1910 – 1913Research Associate in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1913 – 1916Chief Engineer, Cooper Hewitt Electric Company.

1916 – 1976Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry (1916-1919); Laboratory Director (1920-1934); Head, Department of Chemistry (1922-1945); Professor of Physical Chemistry (1922-1950); and Emeritus Professor and Lecturer in Physics and Chemistry (1950-1976), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1917 – 1919Major, United States Army.

1926 – 1976Consulting Professor, Brown University.

1930Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1944Researcher, Office of Scientific Research and Development.

April 14, 1976Death.

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

Kingston (Ont.)

Undergraduate Education

Providence (R.I.)

Graduate Education

Providence (R.I.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Low temperature research.

Physical chemistry.

Thermodynamics.

Relationships

People

Family

Keyes, Gabriel Alice Bowers

Wife. Married in 1923.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bucher, John Emery

PhD advisor at Brown University.

Felsing, William A. (William August), 1891-1952

Advised by Keyes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "The equilibrium of the reaction Ag₂S + H₂ = 2Ag + H₂S ; The equation of state of ether vapor."

Gillespie, Louis John

Post-doc advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kirkwood, John Gamble, 1907-1959

Advised by Keyes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "An experimental study of the dielectric constant of carbon dioxide as a function of its density," and both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Noyes, Arthur A. (Arthur Amos), 1866-1936

Post-doc advisor Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Uhlig, Herbert Henry, 1907-

Advised by Keyes at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), "The Dependence of the Dielectric Constant of Gases on Temperature and Density."

Colleagues

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).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Collins, Samuel C. (Samuel Cornette)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

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).

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).

Orowan, E. (Egon), 1902-1989

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

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).

Starr, Chauncey

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Tolman, Richard C. (Richard Chace), 1881-1948

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Killian, James Rhyne, 1904-1988

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Chemistry

Obtained MS (1907) and PhD in Chemistry (1909). Consulting Professor.

Cooper Hewitt Electric Company

Chief Engineer.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry

Research Associate in Physical Chemistry; Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry; Laboratory Director; Head, Department of Chemistry; Professor of Physical Chemistry; and Emeritus Professor and Lecturer in Chemistry.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Emeritus Professor and Lecturer in Physics.

United States. Army

Major.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rhode Island State College

Obtained BS (1906).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

MIT Office of the President records of Karl Taylor Compton and James Rhyne Killian, 1930-1959.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Published Resources

Subject

"Frederick George Keyes: 1885-1976", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences