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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

E. Orowan

Photo

Dates

August 2, 1902 – August 3, 1989

Authorized Form of Name

Orowan, E. (Egon), 1902-1989

Additional Forms of Names

Orován, Egon, 1902-1989

Orowan, Egon, 1902-1989

Biography

Abstract

Dr. Egon Orowan was awarded the Bingham Medal of the Society of Rheology in 1959. Born in Budapest and educated in Berlin, Orowan spent the majority of his career at the University of Cambridge and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Important Dates

August 2, 1902Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1928 – 1932Assistant professor, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin (Germany).

1929Obtained diploma, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin (Germany).

1932PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin (Germany).

1936 – 1939Reseacher, Tungsram Research Laboratory.

1937 – 1939Research associate in Physics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham (England).

1939 – 1947Researcher, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England).

1948M.A degree, University of Cambridge, Cambridge (England).

1950 – 1968Professor of Mechanical Engineering (1950-1951); George Westinghouse Professor (1951-), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge (Mass.).

1958Visiting Professor, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1959Awarded the Bingham Medal, Society of Rheology.

August 3, 1989Death, Cambridge (Mass.).

Occupation

Physicist and metallurgist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Undergraduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Graduate Education

Berlin (Germany)

Cambridge (England)

Employment

Birmingham (England)

Cambridge (England)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Death

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Crystallography.

Metallurgy.

Rheology.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Argon, Ali S.

Colleague at MIT; and collaborated on book, "Physics of Strength and Plasticity."

Becker, Richard, 1877-1955

Advisor.

Bródy, Imre 1891-1944

Advisor, Tungsram Research Laboratory.

Nye, J. F,

Polanyi, J. C., 1929-

Westphal, Wilhelm

Advisor.

Colleagues

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Moser, Jürgen, 1928-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rasmussen, Norman C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Frank, Charles, Sir

Smith, Cyril Stanley, 1903-1992

Institutions

Major Positions

Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)

Researcher.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor of Mechanical Engineering; and George Westinghouse Professor.

Tungsram (Firma)

Researcher, Tungsram Research Laboratory.

University of Birmingham. Department of Physics

Research associate in Physics.

University of Cambridge

M.A. degree (1948); and worked in Cavendish Laboratory.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

California Institute of Technology

Visiting Professor.

Society of Rheology (U.S.)

Recipient of Bingham Medal (1959).

Technische Hochschule Berlin

Undergraduate degree (1929); and Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering (1932).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Egon Orowan papers.

private

In Orowan's possession.

Oral history interview with Egon Orowan, 1981 October 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Cyril Stanley Smith papers, 1922-1992.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Oral history interview with Sir Charles Frank, 1981 July 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Physics of strength and plasticity. Edited by Ali S. Argon.

Subject

National Academy of Sciences biographical memoir for Egon Orowan.

Transactions of the Society of Rheology article, "Presentation of the Bingham Medal to Egon Orowan ."