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John R. Winckler

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Dates

October 27, 1916 – February 6, 2001

Authorized Form of Name

Winckler, John R.

Biography

Abstract

John Winckler was Emeritus Professor of Physics at University of Minnesota (1986-2001). His research interests included solar, magnetospheric, auroral, and atmospheric physics.

Important Dates

October 27, 1916Birth, Plainfield (N.J.).

1937 – 1942Research Physicist, Johns-Manville Corporation.

1942Obtained BS, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (N.J.).

1946Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1946 – 1949Instructor in Physics, Palmer Laboratory, Princeton University.

1949 – 2001Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1949-1986) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1986-2001), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1965 – 1966Guggenheim Fellow, Meudon Observatory.

1985Fulbright Fellow, Paul Sabatier University.

1996Member, National Academy of Sciences.

February 6, 2001Death, Minneapolis (Minn.).

Occupation

Experimental physicist.

Places

Birth

Plainfield (N.J.)

Undergraduate Education

New Brunswick (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Death

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Subjects

Atmospheric physics.

Cosmic rays.

Geomagnetism.

Geophysics.

Relationships

People

Family

Winckler, Louise McDowell

Wife. Married in 1943.

Advisors & Collaborators

Anderson, Kinsey A. (Kinsey Amor)

Advised by Winckler at University of Minnesota, "Effects of non-primary cosmic radiation on the number-energy relation and geomagnetic correlations near the top of the atmosphere."

Ladenburg, Rudolf Walter, 1882-1952

PhD advisor at Princeton University, "Interferometric study of a supersonic air jet from a converging nozzle."

Colleagues

Goldman, Allen M.

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Hill, Edward Lee, 1904-1974

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Moss, Joel M.

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Nier, Alfred O. (Alfred Otto), 1911-1994

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Tate, John T. (John Torrence), 1889-1950

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Williams, John H. (John Harry), 1908-

Both employed at University of Minnesota.

Institutions

Major Positions

Johns-Manville, Incorporated

Research Physicist.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1946). Instructor in Physics, Palmer Laboratory.

University of Minnesota. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Observatoire de Paris-Meudon

Guggenheim Fellow.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1942).

Université Paul Sabatier

Fulbright Fellow.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"John Randolph Winckler: 1916-2001", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences