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Ernst Weber

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Dates

September 6, 1901 – February 15, 1996

Authorized Form of Name

Weber, Ernst, 1901-

Additional Forms of Names

Weber, Ernst, 1901-1996

Biography

Abstract

Ernst Weber was President Emeritus of Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn (1969-1996). Other institutional affiliations included Siemens-Schuckertwerke. His research interests included microwaves and radar.

Important Dates

September 6, 1901Birth, Vienna (Austria).

1924Obtained Diplom, Vienna Technical University, Vienna (Austria).

1924 – 1929Research Engineer, Siemens-Schuckertwerke, Vienna (Austria).

1926Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria).

1927Obtained DSc, Vienna Technical University, Vienna (Austria).

1929 – 1930Research Engineer, Siemens-Schuckertwerke, Berlin (Germany).

1930 – 1996Visiting Professor (1930-1931); Research Professor of Electrical Engineering (1931-1941); Professor of Graduate Electrical Engineering (1942-1945); Contractor, United States Office of Scientific Research and Development (1924-1945); Professor of Electrical Engineering (1945-1957); Head, Department of Electrical Engineering (1945-1957); Director, Microwave Research Institute (1945-1957); President (1957-1969); and President Emeritus (1969-1996), Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1963 – 1966Member, Defense Science Board.

1965Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1987Awarded National Medal of Science.

February 15, 1996Death, Columbus (N.C.).

Occupation

Electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Vienna (Austria)

Undergraduate Education

Vienna (Austria)

Graduate Education

Vienna (Austria)

Employment

Vienna (Austria)

Berlin (Germany)

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Death

Columbus (N.C.)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Microwaves.

Radar.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Ehrenhaft, Felix, 1879-1952

PhD advisor at University of Vienna, "Die Beugung des Lichtes an submikroskopischen Teilchen von amorphem und metallischem Selen."

Additional

McFarlan, Ronald Lyman

Institutions

Major Positions

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn

President and President Emeritus.

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Electrophysics Department

Visiting Professor; Research Professor of Electrical Engineering; Professor of Graduate Electrical Engineering; Professor of Electrical Engineering; Head, Department of Electrical Engineering; and Director, Microwave Research Institute.

Siemens-Schuckertwerke

Research Engineer.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Technische Hochschule Wien

Obtained Diplom (1924) and DSc (1927).

United States. Defense Science Board

Member.

United States. Office of Scientific Research and Development

Contractor, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn.

Universität Wien

Obtained PhD in Physics (1926).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Ernst Weber autobiographical notes, 1965.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ernst Weber papers.

Bern Dibner Library. Archives and Special Collections

New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering.

6 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Ronald Lyman McFarlan, 1979 December 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Electromagnetic fields : theory and applications.

Electromagnetic theory : static fields and their mapping.

Subject

Ernst Weber, 94, Who Oversaw Polytechnic University's Growth New York Times obituary.