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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

William L. Kraushaar

Photo

Dates

April 1, 1920 – March 21, 2008

Authorized Form of Name

Kraushaar, William L.

Additional Forms of Names

Kraushaar, William Lester, 1920-2008

Biography

Abstract

William L. Kraushaar was Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1985-2008). Other institutional affiliations included the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). His research interests included high-energy astronomy and gamma-rays.

Important Dates

April 1, 1920Birth, Newark (N.J.).

1942Obtained BS, Lafayette College, Easton (Northampton County, Pa.).

1942 – 1945Physicist, National Bureau of Standards.

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1949 – 1965Research Associate (1949-1951) and Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1951-1965), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1965 – 2008Professor of Physics (1965-1980); Chair, Department of Physics (1975-1977); Max Mason Professor of Physics (1980-1985); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (1985-2008), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

March 21, 2008Death, Gorham (Me.).

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Newark (N.J.)

Undergraduate Education

Easton (Northampton County, Pa.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Madison (Wis.)

Death

Gorham (Me.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Gamma rays.

Interstellar matter.

X-ray astronomy.

Relationships

People

Family

Kraushaar, Andy, 1953-

Son.

Kraushaar, Elizabeth DeMoss Rodgers

Second wife. Married 1982.

Kraushaar, Helen Osterhoudt

Mother.

Kraushaar, Jack J.

Brother.

Kraushaar, Lester A.

Father.

Kraushaar, Margaret Freidinger, 1922-

First wife. Married 1942.

Kraushaar, Mark

Son.

Kraushaar, Sunna

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Greisen, Kenneth

PhD advisor at Cornell University, "Cosmic Ray Mesons Near Sea Level."

Helmken, Henry F.

Advised by Kraushaar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Galactic Gamma Radiation."

Colleagues

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

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).

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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).

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Herb, R. G. (Raymond George), 1908-1996

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hershkowitz, N. (Noah), 1941-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lagally, Max G.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Lax, Benjamin

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).

Rasmussen, Norman C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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).

Spruch, Larry

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

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

Oda, Minoru, 1923-

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Research Associate; Assistant Professor; and Professor of Physics.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Physicist.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Max Mason Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1949).

Lafayette College (Easton, Northampton County, Pa.). Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1942).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Subject

Oral history interview with Minoru Oda, 1988 August 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Introduction to mechanics, matter, and waves / by Uno Ingard and William L. Kraushaar.

Subject

"William Lester Kraushaar: 1920-2008", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

William Kraushaar Massachusetts Institute of Technology obituary.