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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

J. A. Krumhansl

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Dates

August 2, 1919 – May 6, 2004

Authorized Form of Name

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Additional Forms of Names

Krumhansl, James A.

Biography

Abstract

James A. Krumhansl was Emeritus Horace White Professor of Physics at Cornell University (1959-2004). Other institutional affiliations included National Carbon Company and Brown University. His research interests included condensed matter physics and materials science.

Important Dates

August 2, 1919Birth, Cleveland (Ohio).

1939Obtained BS, University of Dayton, Dayton (Ohio).

1940Obtained MS, Case Institute of Technology, Cleveland (Ohio).

1943Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1943 – 1944Instructor in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1944 – 1946Physicist, Stromberg-Carlson Company.

1946 – 1948Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics and Applied Mathematics, Brown University.

1948 – 1955Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1955 – 1958Assistant Director to Associate Director of Research, National Carbon Company (now Union Carbide Corporation).

1957 – 1960Editor, Journal of Applied Physics.

1959 – 2004Professor of Physics (1959-1981); Director, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (1960-1964); Horace White Professor of Physics (1981-1990); and Emeritus Horace White Professor of Physics (1990-2004), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1966 – 1967National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow, Oxford University.

1973 – 1978Member, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics.

1974 – 1978Senior Editor, Physical Review Letters.

1977Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University.

1977 – 1979Assistant Director for Mathematics, Physical Science, and Engineering, National Science Foundation.

1980 – 1982Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

1980 – 1987Member, Board of Directors, Allied Corporation.

1982 – 1983Visiting Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford University.

1989President, American Physical Society.

1990 – 2004Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

May 6, 2004Death, Lebanon (N.H.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Cleveland (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Dayton (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Cleveland (Ohio)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Death

Lebanon (N.H.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Materials science.

Phonons.

Solitons.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Beale, Paul Drew

Advised by Krumhansl at Cornell University, "Theory of structural phase transitions."

Smith, Lloyd Preston, 1903-

PhD advisor at Cornell University on microwave cavity klystron.

Colleagues

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at Cornell University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at Cornell University.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Both employed at Brown University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Cornell University.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Additional

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Silsbee, Robert H., 1929-

Institutions

Major Positions

American Physical Society

Senior Editor, Physical Review Letters and President.

Brown University. Department of Applied Mathematics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Applied Mathematics.

Brown University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1943). Instructor in Physics; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Director, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics; Horace White Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Horace White Professor of Physics.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Assistant Director for Mathematics, Physical Science, and Engineering.

Stromberg-Carlson

Physicist.

Union Carbide Corporation

Assistant Director to Associate Director of Research.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor of Physics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

AIP Publishing, LLC

Editor, Journal of Applied Physics.

All Souls College (University of Oxford)

Visiting Fellow.

Allied Corporation

Member, Board of Directors.

American Institute of Physics

Member, Governing Board.

Case Institute of Technology

Obtained MS (1940).

University of Dayton. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1939).

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

James Krumhansl papers, 1943-1990.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Special session on cold fusion, I, II [videorecording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Robert Herman Silsbee, 1982 March 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Rolf William Landauer, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

James Arthur Krumhansl Physics Today obituary.

James Krumhansl Cornell Chronicle obituary.