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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Subject

Isadore Perlman

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Dates

April 12, 1915 – August 3, 1991

Authorized Form of Name

Perlman, Isadore

Additional Forms of Names

Perlman, I. (Isadore)

Biography

Abstract

Isadore Perlman was Professor of Chemistry at University of California, Berkeley (1945-1974). Other institutional affiliations include Hebrew University and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests include physiology and nuclear medicine, plutonium production and alpha decay, and neutron activation and archaeometry.

Important Dates

April 12, 1915Birth, Milwaukee (Wis.).

1936Obtained BS, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1936 – 1937Control Chemist, Paraffin Company, Inc.

1940Obtained PhD in Physiology, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1940 – 1941Upjohn Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1942 – 1943Researcher, Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1943 – 1944Senior Chemist, Oak Ridge Clinton Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1944 – 1945Senior Chemist, Hanford Engineering Works (GE), Manhattan Project.

1945 – 1974Associate Professor to Professor of Chemistry (1945-1974); Member of Staff, Radiation Laboratory (1945-1958); and Chair, Department of Chemistry (1957-1958), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1958 – 1974Associate Director and Head, Nuclear Chemistry Division, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1963Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1974 – 1988Professor of Archaeology and Chemistry, Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

1988 – 1991Researcher, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

August 3, 1991Death, Los Alamitos (Calif.).

Occupation

Chemist.

Places

Birth

Milwaukee (Wis.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Jerusalem

Death

Los Alamitos (Calif.)

Subjects

Alpha decay.

Archaeometry

Chemistry.

Nuclear medicine.

Physiology.

Plutonium

Relationships

People

Family

Perlman, Alice

Daughter.

Perlman, Bella Karpman

Mother.

Perlman, Harry

Father.

Perlman, Judy

Daughter.

Perlman, Labelle Grinblat

Wife. Married in 1937.

Perlman, Paula

Daughter.

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Boyd, George Edward, 1912-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Burton, Milton, 1902-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Coryell, Charles D. (Charles Du Bois), 1912-1971

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Giauque, William F. (William Francis), 1895-1982

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project, and University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Spedding, F. H. (Frank Harold), 1902-

Both employed at the Chicago Metallurgical Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Hanford Site (Wash.)

Senior Chemist, Manhattan Project.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Member of Staff; Researcher; and Associate Director and Head, Nuclear Chemistry Division.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Member of Staff.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Chicago Metallugical Laboratory; Senior Chemist, Oak Ridge Clinton Laboratory; and Senior Chemist, Hanford Engineering Works (GE).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Senior Chemist, Manhattan Project.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development. Metallurgical Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project.

Universitah ha-'lvrit bi-Yerushalayim.

Professor of Archaeology and Chemistry.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained BS (1936). Associate Professor to Professor of Chemistry; and Department Chair.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Molecular & Cell Biology

Obtained PhD in Physiology (1940). Upjohn Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Glenn T. Seaborg papers 1866-1999 (bulk 1940-1998).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Isadore Perlman: 1915-1991", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.

Isadore Perlman Physics Today obituary.