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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

Boyce D. McDaniel

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Dates

June 11, 1917 – May 8, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

McDaniel, Boyce Dawkins, 1917-

McDaniel, Mac

Biography

Abstract

Boyce McDaniel was Emeritus Professor of Physics at Cornell University (1987-2002). Other institutional affiliations include Los Alamos Laboratory during the Manhattan Project. During his career, he played a leading role in the birth, development, and mature phases of accelerators and experimental particle physics.

Important Dates

June 11, 1917Birth, Brevard (N.C.).

1938Obtained BS, Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware (Ohio).

1940Obtained MS, Case School of Applied Science, Cleveland (Ohio).

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

1943Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1943 – 1945Physicist, Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

1945 – 2002Assistant Professor to Professor (1945-1987); Associate Director, Laboratory of Nuclear Studies (1960-1967); Director, Labortory of Nuclear Studies (1967-1985); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1987-2002), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1953Fulbright Fellow, Australian National University.

1959Fulbright Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, Synchrotron Laboratory, Frascati.

1959Fulbright Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow, University of Rome.

1963 – 1975Member, Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc.

1966Research Collaborator, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1971 – 1977Member, Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association, Inc.

1981Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1984 – 1989Chair, Board of Overseers, Superconducting Super Collider.

1988Visiting Distinguished Professor, Arizona State University.

May 8, 2002Death, Ithaca (N.Y.).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Brevard (N.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Delaware (Ohio)

Graduate Education

Cleveland (Ohio)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Death

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Nuclear fission.

Particle acceleration.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Spectrometer.

Synchrotrons.

Relationships

People

Family

McDaniel, Grace

Mother.

Advisors & Collaborators

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

PhD advisor at Cornell University, "The absorption of slow neutrons by indium," and both employed at Cornell University.

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

Graduate advisor at Cornell University, and both employed at Cornell University.

O'Neill, Gerard K.

Advised by McDaniel at Cornell University, "Time of flight measurements on the inelastic scattering of 14.8 mev neutrons."

Walker, R. L. (Robert Lee), 1919-2005

Advised by McDaniel at Cornell University.

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University and Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at the Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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.

Rieser, Leonard M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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.

Turkevich, Anthony, 1916-2002

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Institutions

Major Positions

Arizona State University. Department of Physics

Visiting Distinguished Professor.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1943). Assistant Professor to Professor; Emeritus Professor of Physics; Associate Director and Director, Laboratory of Nuclear Studies.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Physicist, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Physicist, Los Alamos Laboratory.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Associated Universities, Inc.

Member, Board of Trustees.

Australian National University

Fulbright Fellow.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Collaborator.

Case School of Applied Science

Obtained MS (1940).

Instituto nazionale di fisica nucleare. Laboratori nazionali di Frascati

Fulbright Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Ohio Wesleyan University

Obtained BS (1938).

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Chair, Board of Overseers.

Università di Roma

Fulbright Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

Universities Research Association (U.S.)

Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Boyce D. McDaniel papers, 1980-2002.

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

Cornell University

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

Even E. O. Lawrence would be surprised [sound recording] / 1994.

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

Cornell University

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

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Administrators, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Papers relating to the CLEO Experiment and the Origins of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR).

In the possession of: Boyce Dawkins McDaniel at Floyd R. Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies.

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14050, USA

Subject

Records relating to the CLEO Experiment and the Origins of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR), ca. 1968-[ongoing].

Newman Laboratory of Nuclear Studies. Office of the Director

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY 14050, USA

Published Resources

Author

"A Physicist at Los Alamos," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists December (1974): 39-43.

Subject

"Boyce Dawkins McDaniel: 1917-2002", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

A personal history of CESR and CLEO : the Cornell Electron Storage Ring and its main particle detector facility / Karl Berkelman.

Boyce McDaniel Physics Today obituary.