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Institutional History

AbstractDepartment headsImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

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Dates

1900 – 1967

Authorized Form of Name

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Additional Forms of Names

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics

Institutional History

Abstract

Founded in 1900, by steel industrialist Andrew Carnegie; well-known for its engineering and science programs. Merged with Mellon Institute of Industrial Research in 1967, changing the name to Carnegie-Mellon University.

Department heads

1912-41, H. S. Hower.

1942-46, Frederick Seitz.

1948-55, Edward Creutz.

Important Dates

1900Established with a gift of $1,000,000 from Andrew Carnegie.

1906First class of students entered, numbering 120, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1911 – 1913Edwin Kemble was on faculty.

1911 – 1917Clinton Davisson was on faculty.

1912Began granting four-year degree programs.

1912 – 1914William Meggers was on faculty.

1924Establishment of a laboratory to study applications of physics and chemistry to the production of metals.

1933 – 1967Otto Stern was on faculty.

1942 – 1949Frederick Seitz was on faculty.

1946 – 1955Edward Creutz was on faculty.

1947 – 1949Bernard Cohen was on faculty.

1948 – 1953Norman Wolfenstein was on faculty.

1948 – 1967Lincoln Wolfenstein was on faculty.

1950 – 1960Walter Kohn was on faculty.

1951 – 1957Gian Wick was on faculty.

1958 – 1967James Langer was on faculty.

1964 – 1967Robert Griffiths was on faculty.

1966 – 1967Howard Brenner was on faculty.

1967Merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University..

Places

Headquarters

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Citations

Historical information from Carnegie Mellon University Physics Department, History of the Carnegie Mellon Physics Department webpage.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Cohen, Bernard Leonard, 1924-

Assistant.

Creutz, E.

Head, Department of Physics; Director, Nuclear Research Center; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Griffiths, R. B. (Robert Budington)

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Hower, H. S. (Harry S.)

Head, Department of Physics.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Assistant Instructor in Physics and Instructor in Physics.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

Langer, James S.

Obtained BS; Instructor in Physics; and Assistant Professor to Professor.

Meggers, William F. (William Frederick), 1888-1966

Instructor in Physics.

Rostoker, Norman

Received PhD (1950) and Research Physicist.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Professor of Physics; Head, Department of Physics.

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Research Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Professor of Physics.

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Instructor to Professor of Physics.

PhD Students

Hall, J. L. (John L.), 1934-

Received BS, MS and PhD (Physics) in 1961.

Associates & Members

Aigrain, P. (Pierre)

Estermann, I. (Immanuel), 1900-1973

Fumi, F.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Received B.S.

Greenstein, Jesse L. (Jesse Leonard), 1909-2002

Klick, Clifford C., 1918-

Koehler, James S. (James Stark), 1914-2006

Maurer, Robert Joseph, 1913-

Morrison, Philip

Received B.S.

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

Received BS (1945) and MS (1945).

Parr, Robert G., 1921-

Pirani, F. A. E. (Felix Arnold Edward), 1928-2015

Pugh, Emerson M.

Schild, Alfred

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Received B.S.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Received BS (1960).

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

Carnegie Institute of Technology

Carnegie-Mellon University. Physics Department

Created in 1967 after the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute of Industrial Research.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Official guide: Carnegie Institute of Technology, 1915.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Alfred Schild papers, 1915-1982.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

Clifford Glenwood Shull collection, 1937-1997.

Hunt Library. University Archives.

Carnegie Mellon University.

4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Emerson M. Pugh papers, 1906-1975.

American Heritage Center

University of Wyoming

Dept. 3924, 1000 E. University Avenue, Laramie, WY 82071, USA

Emerson M. Pugh papers, 1932-1976.

Hunt Library. University Archives.

Carnegie Mellon University.

4909 Frew Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA

Frederick Seitz biographical notes for London meeting, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Clifford C. Klick, 1982 April 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Creutz, 2006 January 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin C. Kemble, 1962 May 11 to 1963 October 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Fausto Gherardo Fumi, 1982 November 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Felix Pirani, 2011 June 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Immanuel Estermann, 1962 December 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with James Stark Koehler, 1981 March 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Jesse Leonard Greenstein, 1982 February 25, and March 16 and 23.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Lincoln Wolfenstein, 1997 April 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Morrison, 1967 February 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Pierre Raoul Aigrain, 1981 May 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Joseph Maurer, 1981 March 10 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert G. Parr addition to papers, 1935-2001 (bulk 1950-1995).

The Donald F. and Mildred Topp Othmer Library of Chemical History.

Chemical Heritage Foundation

315 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2702, USA

Wyoming scientist: Horses to space ships (with Ruth Edgin), 1977.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

The fundamental concepts of physics in the light of modern discovery : three lectures at the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, January, 1925