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Burton J. Moyer

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Dates

February 24, 1912 – April 21, 1973

Authorized Form of Name

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Additional Forms of Names

Moyer, Burton J.

Moyer, Burton Jones, 1912-1973

Biography

Abstract

Burton Moyer was Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Oregon (1970-1973). Other institutional affiliations included University of California, Berkeley and Greeneville College (Illinois). His research in high energy, particle and nuclear physics included the discovery of the neutral pi meson. Additionally, Moyer directed the Health Physics activities at Berkeley (1947-1970), which led to understandings of radiation protection problems associated with particle accelerators.

Important Dates

February 24, 1912Birth, Greenville (Ill.).

1939Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1939 – 1942Professor of Physics, Greenville College.

1942 – 1945Researcher, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1942 – 1970Physicist, Radiation Laboratory (1942-1970); Lecturer in Physics (1947-1949); Associate Professor of Physics (1949-1954); Professor of Physics (1954-1970); and Chair, Department of Physics (1962-1968), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1958 – 1961Member, Committee on Nuclear Science, National Research Council.

1968 – 1971Member, Physics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation.

1970 – 1973Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Professor of Physics, University of Oregon.

April 21, 1973Death, Eugene (Or.).

Occupation

High energy physicist.

Places

Birth

Greenville (Ill.)

Undergraduate Education

Seattle (Wash.)

Graduate Education

Seattle (Wash.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Death

Eugene (Or.)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Particle acceleration.

Pions.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Advised by Moyer at University of California, Berkeley and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hildebrand, R. H.

Advised by Moyer at University of California, Berkeley.

Loughridge, Donald Holt, 1899-

PhD advisor at University of Washington, "Design and operation of a small cyclotron."

Wilcox, John M. (John Marsh), 1925-

Advised by Moyer at University of California, Berkeley, "A Direct Measurement of the Nuclear Internal Momentum Distributions of Protons in Light Nuclei."

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Greenville College (Greenville, Ill.)

Professor of Physics.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Researcher, Manhattan Project and Physicist.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Researcher, Berkeley Radiation Laboratory.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Department chair; Lecturer in Physics; Associate Professor in Physics; and Professor of Physics.

University of Oregon. College of Liberal Arts

Dean.

University of Oregon. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Nuclear Science.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Physics Advisory Panel.

Seattle Pacific College

Obtained AB.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1939).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Burton J. Moyer papers.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Remarks following an address by Professor Raymond T. Birge, The early history of the [University of California, Berkeley] Physics Department, and Birge's response on 'Birge Hall,' at October 2, 1963 Physics Department meeting, 1926.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with August Carl Helmholz, 1975, 1989-1990.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1975 September 9 and 1976 May 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission records (Record Group 326), 1923-1975.

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Published Resources

Author

Mechanics [by] Charles Kittel, Walter D. Knight [and] Malvin A. Ruderman. Rev. by A. Carl Helmholz [and] Burton J. Moyer.

Subject

Burton Jones Moyer Physics Today obituary.