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Brown University. Department of Physics

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

Brown University. Department of Physics

Institutional History

Abstract

Physics has been a part of the Brown University curriculum since the 18th century and the Department of Physics has a distinguished history of research and teaching. Their current faculty includes a Nobel Prize winner and recipients of other prestigious awards. Research topics covered by faculty include astrophysics and cosmology, high energy, condensed matter and biological physics.

Important Dates

1891Opened Ladd Observatory under the direction of Winslow Upton, Providence (R.I.).

1925 – 1926H. Marston Morse was on faculty.

1928 – 1933Lars Onsager was on faculty.

1942Isadore Rudnick was on faculty.

1942 – 1943Leon Brillouin was on faculty.

1946 – 1948James Krumhansl was on faculty.

1958 – presentLeon Cooper has been on faculty.

1964 – 1971Manuel Cardona was on faculty.

1969 – 1978Leo Kadanoff was on faculty.

1970 – 1971Thomas Lubensky was on faculty.

1970 – 1979Walter Massey was on faculty.

1970 – 1993Phillip Stiles was on faculty.

1970 – 2010Phillip Stiles was on faculty.

1974 – 1976Sidney Nagel was on faculty.

1985 – 1986Nicholas Read was on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

Providence (R.I.)

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Professor of Physics.

Cardona, Manuel, 1934-

Received MA in 1965. Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Associate Professor to Professor, Henry Ledyard Goddard University Professor, and Thomas J. Watson Senior Professor of Science.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

University Professor and Professor of Physics.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Massey, Walter E.

Associate Professor and Professor of Physics.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Research Associate in Solid State Physics.

Read, Nicholas

Research Fellow.

Rudnick, Isadore, 1917-

Research Physicist.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Professor of Physics and Department Chair.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

L. Herbert Ballou University Professor and Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics.

Upton, Winslow, 1853-1914

First head of Ladd Observatory.

PhD Students

Raney, William P.

Received ScM in 1953 and PhD (Physics) in 1955.

Associates & Members

Cady, Walter G. (Walter Guyton), 1874-1974

Caswell, Alexis, 1799-1877

Clarke, Edward N.

Green, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1932-

Libby, Willard F.

Lindsay, Robert Bruce, 1900-

Lubensky, T. C.

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Mark, Carson

Park, Robert L.

Truesdell, C. (Clifford), 1919-2000

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

Brown University

Ladd Observatory

Opened in 1891 under the direction of Winslow Upton.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Brown University faculty lecture notes, 1814-1961.

The John Hay Library. University Archives

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912, USA

Subject

Alexis Caswell papers, 1824-1877 (bulk 1860-1877).

The John Hay Library. University Archives

Brown University

Providence, RI 02912, USA

C. Truesdell papers, 1939-1989.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

Oral history interview with Edward N. Clarke, 2010 September 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with J. Carson Mark, 1976 June 8.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Bruce Lindsay, 1964 May 6 and July 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Green, 2000 August 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Park, 2001 March 4 and 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Walter Guyton Cady, 1963 August 28 and 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Willard Frank Libby, 1979 April 12 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: BNL-E-734: A Measurement of the Elastic Scattering of Neutrinos from Electrons and Protons, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert Bruce Lindsay Collection of annotated drafts of 6 articles written while at Yale University and Brown University, 1930-1961.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert Bruce Lindsay intellectual autobiography, 1962-1983, 1985.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert Bruce Lindsay On the atomic models of the alkali metals, 1924.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Fluid dynamics / by Richard von Mises and Kurt O. Friedrichs ; containing also supplementary notes on The hodograph method in the theory of compressible fluid, by Stefan Bergman.

Mathematical theory of optics / by R.K. Luneberg ... Supplementary notes by M. Herzberger.