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Walter E. Meyerhof

Photo

Dates

April 29, 1922 – May 27, 2006

Authorized Form of Name

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Additional Forms of Names

Meyerhof, Walter Ernst, 1922-

Biography

Abstract

Walter Meyerhof was Emeritus Professor of Physics at Stanford University (1992-2006). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Illinois and University of Pennsylvania. His research interests included threshold effects in nuclear reactions, particularly reactions in four and five nucleon systems, and atomic physics at high collision energies.

Important Dates

April 29, 1922Birth, Kiel (Germany).

1944Obtained MA, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1944 – 1946Research Physicist, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1946Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1946 – 1949Assistant Professor of Physics, University of Illinois.

1949 – 2006Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1949-1959); Professor (1959-1992); Chair, Department of Physics (1970-1977); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1992-2006), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

May 27, 2006Death, Los Altos (Calif.).

Occupation

Nuclear and atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Kiel (Germany)

Graduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Death

Los Altos (Calif.)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Atomic and molecular physics.

Collisions (Nuclear physics).

Nuclear physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hansen, W. W. (William Webster), 1909-1949

Both employed at Stanford University.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania and Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor; Department Chair; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained MA (1944) and PhD (1946). Research Physicist.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

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

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics lectures, 1965-1980.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Walter E. Meyerhof papers, 1948-1994.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Walter E. Meyerhof response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Responses to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1981.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics records, 1905-1994 (bulk 1960-1994).

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Author

Elements of nuclear physics [by] Walter E. Meyerhof.

In the shadow of love : stories from my life / by Walter Meyerhof.

Subject

Walter Meyerhof Physics Today obituary.