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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

University of Pittsburgh. Department of Physics

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Dates

1867 – present

Authorized Form of Name

University of Pittsburgh. Department of Physics

Additional Forms of Names

University of Pittsburgh. Department of Physics & Astronomy

University of Pittsburgh. Dept. of Physics

Institutional History

Abstract

The University of Pittsburgh's Department of Physics and Astronomy has a long and distinguished history of research and teaching from its founding in 1867 and its first chair Samuel Langley through to today. Currently the Department leads research that promise a deeper understanding of the Universe including in areas such as astrophysics and cosmology, condensed matter physics, and particle physics.

Important Dates

1867Founding of the Department of Physics and Samuel Langley served as its first chair, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1946 – 1948Elliott Montroll was on faculty.

1951 – 1974Thomas Donahue was on faculty.

1958 – presentBernard Cohen has been on faculty.

1960 – 1965Theodore Holstein was on faculty.

1960 – presentManfred Biondi has been on faculty.

1977 – 1991James Fletcher was on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Condensed matter.

Cosmology.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Citations

Historical information from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brief History of the Department, http://www.physicsandastronomy.pitt.edu/about/brief-history-department.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Biondi, Manfred Anthony, 1924-

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Cohen, Bernard Leonard, 1924-

Received MS (1948). Associate Professor; Professor of Physics; Professor Emeritus of Physics; and Director, Scaife Nuclear Physics Laboratory.

Donahue, Thomas M.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Director, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Science; and Director, Space Research Coordination Center.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Whiteford Professor of Technology and Energy Resources.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Lecturer and Professor of Physics.

Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-

Instructor; Assistant Professor; Professor in Physics; and Head, Department of Physics.

Langley, S. P. (Samuel Pierpont), 1834-1906

Served as first Department Chair.

Montroll, E. W.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Mullins, William W.

Adjunct Professor.

PhD Students

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Received PhD (1957).

Wheatley, John Charles

Received PhD (1952).

Associates & Members

Austern, Norman

Bleaney, B. (Brebis)

Gerjuoy, Edward

Hempel, Carl Gustav

Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995

Portis, Alan M., 1926-

Pratt, Richard H., 1934-

Ruark, Arthur Edward, 1899-

States, M. N. (Marshall Ney)

Received BS.

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Zworykin, V. K. (Vladimir Kosma), 1889-1982

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

Allegheny Observatory

Research observatory of the University of Pittsburgh.

University of Pittsburgh

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Arthur E. Ruark biographical material, 1963.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Ben Bederson interview of Larry Spruch, Sidney Borowitz and Ed Gerjuoy [videorecording], 26 July 2004.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Carl Gustav Hempel papers, 1903-1997.

University Archives

University of Pittsburgh

7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA

Edward Gerjuoy: from physics to law and back again, 2010.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Elmer Hutchisson papers, 1919-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Norman Austern response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988-1989.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Alan M. Portis, 1982 June 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Brebis Bleaney, 1982 January 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with E. W. Montroll, 1983 September 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward Gerjuoy, 2012 April 1, October 7, and 2013 April 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Elmer Hutchisson, 1970 October 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, 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 Manfred Biondi, 2008 August 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marshall Ney States, 1963 January 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Nuclear and heavy-ion physics: BNL 814 and 877, 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Richard Pratt papers, 1820-2005 (bulk 1920-1998).

University Archives

University of Pittsburgh

7500 Thomas Boulevard, Pittsburgh, PA 15208, USA

Vladimir K. Zworykin collection, 1929-1976 (bulk 1954-1971).

Manuscripts and Archives Department

Hagley Museum and Library

298 Buck Road East, Greenville, DE 19807, USA

Published Resources

Author

An Outline of atomic physics / by members of the physics staff of the University of Pittsburgh: Oswald H. Blackwood [and others].

Benedum Earth Magnetism Symposium; [proceedings] / Edited by Takesi Nagata.