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Isadore Rudnick

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Dates

May 8, 1917 – August 22, 1997

Authorized Form of Name

Rudnick, Isadore, 1917-

Additional Forms of Names

Rudnick, I. (Isadore), 1917-

Rudnick, Isidore, 1917-

Biography

Abstract

Isadore Rudnick was Professor of Physics at University of California, Los Angeles (1959-1987). Other institutional affiliations included Pennsylvania State University. His research interests included atmospheric sound propagation, attenuation of sound in soil, nonlinear distortion and attenuation of shockwaves in ducts and horns, acoustically induced streaming, modes of vibration of elastic bodies and attenuation of sound in seawater, shallow-water gravity waves, and superfluid hydrodynamics of liquid helium.

Important Dates

May 8, 1917Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1938Obtained BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1942Research Physicist, Brown University.

1942 – 1945Research Physicist, Duke University.

1944Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1945 – 1948Instructor to Assistant Professor of Physics, Pennsylvania State University.

1948 – 1987Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1948-1958) and Professor of Physics (1959-1987), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1957 – 1958Fulbright Fellow, Royal Institute of Technology, Copenhagen.

1965Fulbright Fellow, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

1969President, Acoustical Society of America.

1972Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

1973Visiting Professor, Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

1977Visiting Professor, University of Tokyo.

1979Visiting Professor, University of Nanjing.

1983Member, National Academy of Sciences.

August 22, 1997Death, Los Angeles (Calif.).

Occupation

Physical acoustician.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Employment

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Death

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Subjects

Hydrodynamics.

Sound.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Kennel, Charles F., 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Additional

Goodman, Ralph R.

Kapitsa, P. L. (Petr Leonidovich), 1894-1984

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Physics

Research Physicist.

Duke University. Department of Physics

Research Physicist.

Pennsylvania State University. Department of Physics

Instructor to Assistant Professor of Physics.

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Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1938) and PhD (1944). Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Acoustical Society of America

President.

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Visiting Professor.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Tōkyō Daigaku

Visiting Professor.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Isadore Rudnick papers, circa 1945-1988.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Oral history interview with Isadore Rudnick, 1990 July 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Ralph R. Goodman, 2007 September 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert S. Gales, 2000 March 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Isadore Rudnick Physics Today obituary.