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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

G. E. Pake

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Dates

April 1, 1924 – March 4, 2004

Authorized Form of Name

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Additional Forms of Names

Pake, George Edward

Biography

Abstract

George Pake was Director Emeritus of the Institute for Research on Learning (1988-2004). Other institutional affiliations included Xerox Corporation, Washington University, St. Louis, and Stanford University. His research interests included nuclear magnetic resonance.

Important Dates

April 1, 1924Birth, Jeffersonville (Ohio).

1945Obtained BS and MS, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1945Junior Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

1948Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1948 – 1956Assistant Professor of Physics (1948-1952); Associate Professor of Physics (1952-1953); Chair, Department of Physics (1952-1956); and Professor of Physics (1953-1956), Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis (Mo.).

1956 – 1962Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1958 – 1960Member, Physics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation.

1962 – 1970Provost (1962-1969); Professor of Physics (1962-1969); Executive Vice Chancellor (1967-1969); and Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Physics (1969-1970), Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis (Mo.).

1963 – 1966Member, Physics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation.

1964 – 1966Chair, Physics Survey Committee, National Research Council.

1965 – 1969Member, President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

1970 – 1986Vice President and Manager, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (1970-1973); Vice President, Research and Development Staff (1973-1974); Vice President and Manager, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) (1974-1978); Vice President, Corporate Research (1978-1983); and Group Vice President, Corporate Research (1983-1986), Xerox Corporation, Palo Alto (Calif.).

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1977President, American Physical Society.

1987Awarded National Medal of Science.

1987 – 2004Director (1987-1988) and Director Emeritus (1988-2004), Institute for Research on Learning, Palo Alto (Calif.).

March 4, 2004Death, Tucson (Ariz.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Jeffersonville (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

St. Louis (Mo.)

Stanford (Calif.)

St. Louis (Mo.)

Palo Alto (Calif.)

Death

Tucson (Ariz.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Nuclear magnetic resonance.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Quantum theory.

Relationships

People

Family

Pake, Bruce

Son.

Pake, Cathie

Daughter.

Pake, Steve

Son.

Pake, Warren

Son.

Semon, Marjorie

Wife. Married in 1947.

Advisors & Collaborators

Feenberg, Eugene

Co-wrote "Notes on the Quantum Theory of Angular Momentum" and both employed at Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.).

Griffiths, R. B. (Robert Budington)

Advised by Pake at Stanford University, "Some Properties of Exchange-couples Magnetic Systems.

Gutowsky, Herbert Sander, 1919-

Gutowsky used Pake's apparatus in the Lyman physics lab at Harvard to show how nuclear magnetic resonance made it possible to study the structure and motion of molecules in solids.

Purcell, Edward M.

PhD advisor at Harvard University and both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Colleagues

Baldeschwieler, John D., 1933-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Bennett, Ivan L., Jr.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Calvin, Melvin, 1911-1997

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Compton, Arthur Holly, 1892-1962

Both employed at Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.).

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company and Washington University, St. Louis.

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

Both employed at Stanford University and President's Science Advisory Committee.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Ference, Michael, 1911-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Haggerty, Patrick E.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Handler, Philip, 1917-1981

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Hewlett, William R.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Hornig, Donald F., 1920-2013

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Long, Franklin A., 1910-1999

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

McElroy, William David, 1917-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pierce, John R. (John Robinson), 1910-2002

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Pitzer, Kenneth S. (Kenneth Sanborn), 1914-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.).

Richter, Burton, 1931-

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 Stanford University.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Simon, Herbert A. (Herbert Alexander), 1916-2001

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Slepian, Joseph, 1891-

Both employed at Westinghouse Electric and Manufacturing Company and Westinghouse Electric Corporation.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Townes, Charles H.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weissman, Samuel Isaac

Both employed at Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.).

Wood, Harland G. (Harland Goff), 1907-1991

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

Additional

Pound, Robert V.

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Research on Learning

Director and Director Emeritus.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.)

Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor.

Washington University (Saint Louis, Mo.). Department of Physics

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; and Edward Mallinckrodt Distinguished University Professor of Physics.

Westinghouse Electric & Manufacturing Company

Junior Engineer.

Westinghouse Electric Corporation

Junior Engineer.

Xerox Corporation

Vice President, Research and Development Staff; Vice President, Corporate Research; and Group Vice President, Corporate Research.

Xerox Corporation. Palo Alto Research Center

Vice President and Manager.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President.

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1945) and MS (1945).

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1948).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Physics Survey Committee.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Physics Advisory Panel.

United States. President's Science Advisory Committee

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Banquet in honor of the retirement of Eugene Feenberg [sound recording], 1975 March 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

High energy physics session [sound recording], 1964 April 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John Bardeen Memorial Symposium [videorecording] / 1992 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joint ceremonial session of the American Physical Society and the American Association of Physics Teachers [sound recording], 1977 February 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Social and political interaction [sound recording] : Academic research and the military / 1969 December.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Edward Condon papers, circa 1920-1974.

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Oral history interview with Robert V. Pound, 2006 September 23, November 4, 18, 2007 February 19 and April 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Washington University audiotape collection [sound recordings], 1946-1991.

Libraries. Special Collections

Washington University

Box 1061, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130-4899, USA

Published Resources

Author

Notes on the quantum theory of angular momentum / by Eugene Feenberg and George Edward Pake.

Paramagnetic resonance, an introductory monograph.

The physical principles of electron paramagnetic resonance / G. E. Pake and T. L. Estle.

Subject

"George Edward Pake: 1924-2004", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

George Edward Pake Physics Today obituary.