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Biography

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Published as Subject

Samuel Isaac Weissman

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Dates

June 15, 1912 – June 12, 2007

Authorized Form of Name

Weissman, Samuel Isaac

Biography

Abstract

Samuel Weissman was Emeritus Professor of Chemistry at Washington University, St. Louis (1980-2007). Other institutional affiliations included Los Alamos Laboratory. His research interests included optical spectroscopy and electron paramagnetic resonance.

Important Dates

June 15, 1912Birth, South Bend (Ind.).

1933Obtained BS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1938Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1939 – 1941Fellow, University of Chicago.

1941 – 1942National Research Council (NRC) Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.

1942 – 1946Research Chemist, University of California, Berkeley (1942-1943); Leader, Analysis Group, Los Alamos Laboratory (1943-1944); and Leader, High-Vacuum Research Group, Los Alamos Laboratory (1944-1946), Manhattan Project.

1946 – 2007Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1946-1955); Professor of Chemistry (1955-1980); and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry (1980-2007), Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis (Mo.).

1966Member, National Academy of Sciences.

June 12, 2007Death, St. Louis (Mo.).

Occupation

Physical chemist.

Places

Birth

South Bend (Ind.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

St. Louis (Mo.)

Death

St. Louis (Mo.)

Subjects

Electron paramagnetic resonance.

Optical spectroscopy.

Physical chemistry.

Relationships

People

Family

Loevinger, Jane

Wife. Married in 1943.

Weissman, Michael B.

Son.

Colleagues

Balke, Claire

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Burke, Joseph Eldrid, 1914-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

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

Dodson, Richard W.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Feenberg, Eugene

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

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Friedlander, Gerhart

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Garner, Clifford S. (Clifford Symes), 1912-

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Helmholtz, Lindsay

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Hinch, William H.

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Jette, Eric

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Johns, Iral

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Kennedy, Joseph W. (Joseph William), 1917-1957

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

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

Potratz, Herbert A. (Herbert August)

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Richers, Edward

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Seybolt, A. U. (Alan Upson), 1910-1984

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992

Both employed at Los Alamos Laboratory, Manhattan Project.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Research Chemist, Manhattan Project.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Leader, Analysis Group, and Leader, High-Vacuum Research Group, Manhattan Project.

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Research Chemist, University of California, Berkeley; Leader, Analysis Group and Leader, High-Vacuum Research Group, Los Alamos Laboratory.

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

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Chemistry; and Emeritus Professor of Chemistry.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

University of Chicago. Department of Chemistry

Obtained BS (1933) and PhD in Physical Chemistry (1938). Fellow.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Samuel Weissman National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir