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PeopleInstitutions

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Jabez Curry Street

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Dates

May 5, 1906 – November 7, 1989

Authorized Form of Name

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Additional Forms of Names

Street, J. Curry J. Curry

Biography

Abstract

Jabez Curry Street was Emeritus Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University (1976-1989). Other institutional affiliations include the MIT Radiation Laboratory, where, during World War II, he contributed to the development of RADAR and LORAN. His research in cosmic rays influenced the course of high-energy physics, and he had a part in the identification of the new fundamental particle known as muons.

Important Dates

May 5, 1906Birth, Opelika (Ala.).

1927Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, Alabama Polytechnic Institute, Auburn (Ala.).

1927 – 1928Electrical Engineer, Brooklyn Edison Power Company.

1930Obtained MS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1931Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1931 – 1932Fellow, Bartol Research Foundation.

1932 – 1989Instructor to Professor of Physics (1932-1970); Chair, Department of Physics (1955-1960); Science Adviser to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (1966-1974); Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics (1970-1976); and Emeritus Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics (1976-1989), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1940 – 1945Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1950 – 1953Member, Visiting Committee, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1951 – 1956Member, Scientific Advisory Board, United States Air Force.

1953Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1953 – 1954Member, Technical Advisory Committee, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1962 – 1963Acting Director, Harvard-MIT Cambridge Electron Accelerator.

November 7, 1989Death, Charleston (S.C.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Opelika (Ala.)

Undergraduate Education

Auburn (Ala.)

Graduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Charlottesville (Va.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Charleston (S.C.)

Subjects

Cosmic rays.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Street, Anne Dunklin

Mother.

Street, Curry Tison

Son.

Street, Jabez Curry

Father.

Street, Leila Tison

Wife. Married 1939.

Trickey, Caroline Street

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977

PhD advisor at University of Virginia, "The fall of potential in electrical discharges."

Fowler, Earle Cabell

Advised by Street at Harvard University, "Delayed proton-electron emission induced in aluminum cosmic-ray neutrons."

Sard, R. D., 1915-

Advised by Street at Harvard University, "The Absorption of Mesotrons."

Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962

Post-doctorate advisor at the Bartol Research Foundation.

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Cormack, Allan MacLeod, 1924-1998

Both employed at Harvard University.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at Harvard University.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Griggs, David, 1911-1974

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at Harvard University.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Lyman, Theodore, 1874-1954

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pierce, George Washington, 1872-1956

Both employed at Harvard University.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at Harvard University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Starr, Chauncey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tousey, Richard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Department Chair; Instructor to Professor of Physics; Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Alabama Polytechnic Institute

Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering (1927).

Bartol Research Foundation

Fellow.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Member, Visiting Committee.

Harvard University

Science Adviser to the Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

Lincoln Laboratory

Member, Technical Advisory Committee.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. Air Force

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1930) and PhD (1931).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Jabez Curry Street papers, circa 1952-1956.

Archives. Pusey Library

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA 02138, USA

Oral history interview with Jabez Street, 1976 November 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Jabez Curry Street: 1906-1989", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences