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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

A. G. Shenstone

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Dates

July 27, 1893 – February 16, 1980

Authorized Form of Name

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Additional Forms of Names

Shenstone, Allen

Biography

Abstract

Allen Shenstone was Class of 1909 Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Physicist at Princeton University (1962-1980). His research interests included optical spectroscopy.

Important Dates

July 27, 1893Birth, Toronto (Ont.).

1914Obtained BS, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1914 – 1919Officer, Royal Engineers, British Army.

1920Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1922Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1922 – 1925Demonstrator, University of Toronto.

1925 – 1980Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1925-1938); Class of 1909 Professor of Physics (1938-1962); Chair, Department of Physics (1949-1960); and Class of 1909 Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Physicist (1962-1980), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1940 – 1945Special Assistant to the President, Canadian National Research Council.

1950Fellow, Royal Academy.

February 16, 1980Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Spectroscopist.

Places

Birth

Toronto (Ont.)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Optical spectroscopy.

Relationships

People

Family

Hara, Eliza, 1851-1926

Mother.

Shenstone, Joseph Newton, 1855-1933

Father.

Shenstone, Mildred Madeline Chadwick, -1967

First Wife. Married 1923-1967.

Shenstone, Tiffin Harper

Second Wife. Married in 1969.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Berko, Stephan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Princeton University.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at Princeton University.

Creutz, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Eisenhart, Luther Pfahler, 1876-1965

Both employed at Princeton University.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Frieman, E. A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Princeton University.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Appleton, Edward Victor, Sir, 1892-1965

Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), Baron Blackett, 1897-1974

Chadwick, James, 1891-1974

Harrington, Marshall Cathcart, 1904-

Herzberg, Gerhard, 1904-1999

Livingood, John J. (John Jacob), 1903-

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Pauling, Linus, 1901-1994

Russell, Henry Norris, 1877-1957

Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937

Thomson, J. J. (Joseph John), 1856-1940

Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981

Wilson, Charles Thomson Rees, 1869-1959

Institutions

Major Positions

Great Britain. Army

Officer, Royal Engineers.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1914), MA (1920), and PhD (1922). Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics; Class of 1909 Professor of Physics; Department Chair; and Class of 1909 Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Physicist.

University of Toronto. Department of Physics

Demonstrator.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Research Council of Canada

Special Assistant to the President.

Royal Society (Great Britain)

Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Allen Shenstone autobiography, 1962.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Allen Goodrich Shenstone 1979 March 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Princeton physics: a remarkable history, 1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium in honor of Allen G. Shenstone on the occasion of his retirement [sound recording] / 1962 June 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Marshall Cathcart Harrington response to early 1930s Ph.D.s Survey, 1980.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John J. Livingood, 1977 May 16.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Linus Carl Pauling, 1964 March 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Princeton University Department of Physics records, 1909-1971.

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

William F. Meggers addition to papers, 1870-1973 (bulk 1906-1966).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Allen Goodrich Shenstone: 1893-1980," Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 27 (1981): 504-523

Allen Goodrich Shenstone Physics Today obituary.