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Gerald Frederick Tape

Photo

Dates

May 29, 1915 – November 20, 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Additional Forms of Names

Tape, Jerry, 1915-2005

Biography

Abstract

Gerald Tape was Special Assistant to the President, Associated Universities, Inc. (1980-1982). Other institutional affiliations included Brookhaven National Laboratory and University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. His research interests included nuclear physics, particle physics, accelerator development, reactor development, applications of atomic energy, and radioastronomy.

Important Dates

May 29, 1915Birth, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1935Obtained AB, Michigan State Normal College, Ypsilanti (Mich.).

1936Obtained MS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1939 – 1942Instructor, Cornell University.

1940Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1942 – 1946Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Radiation Laboratory.

1946 – 1950Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

1950 – 1962Assistant to the Director (1950-1951) and Deputy Director (1951-1962), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1962 – 1963Vice President (1962) and President (1962-1963), Associated Universities, Inc.

1963 – 1969Commissioner, United States Atomic Energy Commission, Germantown (Montgomery County, Md.).

1969 – 1973Member, President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC).

1969 – 1974Member, High Energy Advisory Panel, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1969 – 1984President (1969-1980); Special Assistant to the President (1980-1982); and Consultant (1982-1984), Associated Universities, Inc., Washington (D.C.).

1970 – 1973Member, Board of Directors, Atomic Industrial Forum.

1970 – 1974Member (1970-1974) and Chair (1970-1973), Defense Science Board, Department of Defense.

1972 – 1975Member, Science Advisory Committee (1972-1974) and United States Representative (1973-1975), International Atomic Energy Agency.

1975 – 1977Member, General Advisory Committee, United States Energy Research and Development Administration.

1982 – 1985Member, Board of Governors, Argonne National Laboratories.

1987Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

November 20, 2005Death, Bethesda (Md.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist and science administrator.

Places

Birth

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

Ypsilanti (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Employment

Upton (N.Y.)

Germantown (Montgomery County, Md.)

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Bethesda (Md.)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Nuclear energy.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear reactors.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Physics -- Administration.

Radio astronomy.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Baldeschwieler, John D., 1933-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Bennett, Ivan L., Jr.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Cairns, Theodore L. (Theodore Lesueur), 1914-1994

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Coleman, James S., 1926-1995

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

David, Edward E.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and President's Science Advisory Committee.

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

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Ference, Michael, 1911-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000

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.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Haggerty, Patrick E.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Merritt, Ernest, 1865-1948

Both employed at Cornell University.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Moynihan, Daniel P. (Daniel Patrick), 1927-2003

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Olsen, Kenneth H.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Cornell University.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee (PSAC) and at University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Townes, Charles H.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Truxal, John G.

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Turner, Howard Sinclair, 1911-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

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

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Wyngaarden, James B., 1924-

Both worked on President's Science Advisory Committee.

Additional

Higinbotham, William A.

Institutions

Major Positions

Associated Universities, Inc.

Vice President; President; Special Assistant to the President; and Consultant.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Assistant to the Director and Deputy Director.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Instructor.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Radiation Laboratory

Researcher.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Commissioner and Member, High Energy Advisory Panel.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Argonne National Laboratory

Member, Board of Governors.

Atomic Industrial Forum

Member, Board of Directors.

International Atomic Energy Agency

Member, Science Advisory Committee and United States Representative.

Michigan State Normal College

Obtained AB (1935).

United States. Defense Science Board

Member and Chair.

United States. Department of Energy

Received 1987 Enrico Fermi Award.

United States. Energy Research and Development Administration

Member, General Advisory Committee.

United States. President's Science Advisory Committee

Member.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1936) and PhD (1940).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

National Air and Space Museum space astronomy oral history project records, 1981-1986.

Archives Division

Smithsonian Institution. National Air and Space Museum

MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560, USA

Nuclear Pioneers: Conference on Nuclear Developments videotapes and papers, 1991.

Carol M. Newman Library. Special Collections Department

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

P. O. Box 90001, Blacksburg, VA 24062-9001, USA

Subject

Brookhaven National Laboratory archives, 1946-1989.

Research Library.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Upton, NY 11973, USA.

Brookhaven National Laboratory interview transcripts, 1966-1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Virginia Tech Video History on Nuclear Developments, 1945-1963, [videorecording] / recorded by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University ; moderated by Albert E. Moyer and Paul E. Torgersen ; 1991 August 29, 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William A. Higinbotham papers, 1948-1955.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA