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Archival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

J. Hans D. Jensen

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Dates

June 25, 1907 – February 11, 1973

Authorized Form of Name

Jensen, J. Hans D.

Additional Forms of Names

Jensen, Hans Daniel, 1907-1973

Jensen, J. H. D. (J. Hans D.)

Jensen, Johannes

Jensen, Johannes Hans Daniel, 1907-1973

Jensen, Jørn

Biography

Abstract

J. Hans D. Jensen was a nuclear physicist at the University of Heidelberg. He was awarded the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Eugene Wigner and Maria Goeppert Mayer "for their discoveries concerning nuclear structure."

Important Dates

June 25, 1907Birth, Hamburg (Germany).

1932Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg), Hamburg (Germany).

1932Scientific Assistant for Theoretical Physics, University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg), Hamburg (Germany).

1936Obtained DSc in Physics, University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg), Hamburg (Germany).

1937 – 1949Docent (1937-1941) and Professor of Theoretical Physics (1941-1949), University of Hanover (Technische Universität Hannover), Hannover (Germany).

1947Member, Heidelberg Academy of Sciences (Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften), Heidelberg (Germany).

1947Honorary Professor, University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg), Hamburg (Germany).

1949 – 1969Professor of Physics (1949-1969) and Emeritus Praecox (1969), University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg), Heidelberg (Germany).

1951Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

1952Visiting Professor, Institute of Advanced Study, Princeton University.

1952Visiting Professor, University of California Berkeley.

1953Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology (Caltech).

1953Visiting Professor, University of California, San Diego.

1955Wrote "Elementary Theory of Nuclear Shell Structure".

1956Visiting Professor, University of Minnesota.

1960Member, Max Planck Gesellschaft.

1963Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics along with Eugene Wigner, Maria Goeppert Mayer "for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure".

1964Member, Sacri Romani Imperii Academia Naturae Coriosorum.

1969Honorary Citizen, Fort Lauderdale.

February 11, 1973Death, Heidelberg (Germany).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Hamburg (Germany)

Graduate Education

Hamburg (Germany)

Employment

Hamburg (Germany)

Hannover (Germany)

Heidelberg (Germany)

Death

Heidelberg (Germany)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear shell structure.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Lenz, Wilhelm

PhD advisor at University of Hamburg (Universität Hamburg).

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Shared 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure.

Weidenmuller, Hans A.

Advised by Jensen at University of Heidelberg (Universität Heidelberg).

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Shared 1963 Nobel Prize in Physics for their discoveries concerning nuclear shell structure.

Additional

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Mayer, Joseph Edward, 1904-

Medicus, Heinrich, 1918-

Rozental, S. (Stefan)

Suess, Hans Eduard, 1909-

Touschek, Bruno, 1921-

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Visiting Professor.

Technische Universität Hannover

Docent and Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Universität Hamburg

Obtained PhD in Physics (1932) and DSc in Physics (1936). Scientific Assistant Institute for Theoretical Physics and Honorary Professor.

Universität Heidelberg

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Praecox.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of Minnesota. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften

Member.

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften

Member.

Sacri Romani Imperii Caesareo-Leopoldina Naturae Curiosorum

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Bruno Touschek papers, 1947-1978.

Dipartimento di Fisica

Università di Roma "La Sapienza"

Piazzale Aldo Moro 2, 00185 Rome, Italy

Hans Eduard Suess papers, 1875-1989.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

International Congress for Physics [motion picture]/ photographed by Heinrich Medicus.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joseph Edward Mayer papers, 1920-1983.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Maria Goeppert Mayer papers, 1925-1973.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Lauritsen, 1967 February 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stefan Rozental papers, circa 1940-1989.

Niels Bohr Archive

Blegdamsvej 17, Copenhagen, Denmark

Published Resources

Author

Elementary theory of nuclear shell structure/ [by] Maria Goeppert [and] J. Hans D. Jensen.

Subject

J. Hans D. Jensen Nobel Prize Biography