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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Paul Kirkpatrick

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Dates

July 21, 1894 – December 26, 1992

Authorized Form of Name

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Additional Forms of Names

Kirkpatrick, Paul Harmon

Biography

Abstract

Paul H. Kirkpatrick was Emeritus Professor of Physics at Stanford University (1931-1992). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Hawaii and Hangchow College, China. His research interests included x-rays and physics education.

Important Dates

July 21, 1894Birth, Wessington (S.D.).

1916Obtained BS, Occidental College, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1916 – 1918Instructor of Physics and English, Hangchow College, China.

1923Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1923 – 1925Instructor, summer sessions, University of California, Los Angeles.

1923 – 1931Professor of Physics, University of Hawaii, Honolulu (Hawaii).

1931 – 1992Acting Associate Professor (1931-1932); Associate Professor (1932-1937); Professor (1937-1959); Chair, Department of Physics (1941-1948); and Emeritus Professor (1959-1992), Stanford University, Palo Alto (Calif.).

1956 – 1958Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines.

1960 – 1961Consultant, Missiles and Space Division, Lockheed Aircraft Corporation.

1960 – 1961Visiting Professor, Wesleyan University.

December 26, 1992Death, Palo Alto (Calif.).

Occupation

Particle physicist and physics educator.

Places

Birth

Wessington (S.D.)

Undergraduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Honolulu (Hawaii)

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Death

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Subjects

Holography.

Microscopy.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Scattering (Physics).

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Family

Abbe, Pauline Kirkpatrick

Daughter.

Kirkpatrick, Mary Rose

Wife.

Morrell, Nancy Kirkpatrick

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Saunders, Frederick A. (Frederick Albert), 1875-1963

Co-wrote book "College physics."

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949

Both employed at Stanford University.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lockheed Aircraft Corporation

Consultant, Missiles and Space Division.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Acting Associate Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; Chair, Department of Physics; and Emeritus Professor.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Instructor, summer sessions.

University of Hawaii at Manoa. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics.

University of the Philippines

Visiting Professor of Physics.

Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Zhejiang da xue

Instructor of Physics and English.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association of Physics Teachers

President.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Occidental College. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1916).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1923).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Paul H. Kirkpatrick autobiography, 1971.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Paul H. Kirkpatrick letters, 1959-1961.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Paul Kirkpatrick papers, 1955-1958.

Archives

Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace

Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Some personal actions and reactions, 1971.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics records, 1937-1949.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

William W. Hansen papers, 1925-1974.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Author

College physics / by Frederick A. Saunders and Paul Kirkpatrick.

Subject

Memorial Resolution Paul Harmon Kirkpatrick (1894-1992)

Paul Kirkpatrick Physics Today obituary.

Paul Kirkpatrick Stanford University obituary.