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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Dates

1850 – present

Authorized Form of Name

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Additional Forms of Names

University of Rochester. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy

Institutional History

Abstract

The research interests of the University of Rochester Department of Physics and Astronomy are diverse and range from subatomic particles to galaxy clusters. It is internationally recognized in almost all major subfields of physics and astronomy and include astrophysics, quantum optics, biological physics, condensed matter physics, nuclear physics, and laser physics.

Important Dates

1850University of Rochester was founded, Rochester (N.Y.).

1929 – 1961Institute of Applied Optics was founded and was then made part of the College of Engineering.

1934 – 1946Lee Dubridge was on faculty.

1935Department awarded its first three PhD degrees.

1935 – 1937Frederick Seitz was on faculty.

1937 – 1945Victor Weisskopf was on faculty.

1939 – 1970Robert Marshak was on faculty.

1942 – 1943Herbert York was on faculty.

1948The new 130" cyclotron began operation.

1950Held the first Annual Rochester Conference on High Energy Nuclear Physics.

1950 – 1951Kenneth Case was on faculty.

1952 – 1954D. Allan Bromley was on faculty.

1954The cyclotron was rebuilt as the world's first variable-energy cyclotron.

1957The Physics Department became the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

1964 – 2001Leonard Mandel was on faculty.

1966 – 1981Elliott Montroll was on faculty.

1998 – 2014Esther Conwell was on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

Rochester (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astronomy -- Study and teaching.

Astrophysics.

Biophysics.

Condensed matter.

Lasers.

Nuclear physics.

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Quantum optics.

Citations

Historical information from Fulbright, Harry Wilks. History of the [University of Rochester] Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1979. Niels Bohr Library & Archives.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Received MS (1951) and PhD in Nuclear Physics (1952). Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Case, Kenneth M.

Research Associate.

Conwell, Esther M. (Esther Marley), 1922-2014

Received MS (1945). Adjunct Professor and Research Professor of Physics.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Physics.

Duke, Charles B.

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics (Research).

Mandel, Leonard

Professor of Physics; Lee DuBridge Professor of Physics and Optics; and Lee DuBridge Professor Emeritus of Physics and Optics.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Instructor to Professor of Physics; Harris Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and Distinguished University Professor.

Montroll, E. W.

Einstein Professor of Physics and Director, Institute of Fundamental Studies.

Mourou, Gerard

Staff, Laboratory for Laser Energetics and Professor, Optical Institute.

Schiffer, John P.

Visiting Professor.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor in Physics.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Received AB (1942) and Assistant in Physics.

PhD Students

Apker, LeRoy Woodard

Received AB (1937) and PhD (1941).

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Received MS (1942) and PhD (1943).

Goodman, Charles D.

Received PhD in Physics (1955).

Greene, J. M. (John M.), 1928-

Received PhD in Physics (1956).

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Received PhD in Physics (1973).

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Received PhDin Physics (1978).

Koshiba, Masatoshi, 1926-

Received PhD in Physics (1955). Awarded 2000 Distinguised Scholar Award.

Strickland, Donna Theo, 1959-

Received PhD in Physics specializing in Optics (1989).

Associates & Members

Chu, Steven

Received BS in Physics (1970).

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Obtained PhD in Physics (1941).

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

Dunham, Theodore, 1897-1984

Eberly, J. H., 1935-

Evans, Robley Dunglison, 1907-

Fink, R. W. (Richard Walter), 1928-

Gisin, N. (Nicolas)

Goldberg, Joshua N.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Hoffmann, Banesh, 1906-

Huizenga, John R. (John Robert), 1921-2014

Jacobs, Stephen D.

Knight, Peter (Peter L.)

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Maurer, Robert Joseph, 1913-

Oppenheimer, Frank, 1912-1985

Pieper, Steven C.

Received BS (1965).

Rohrlich, F.

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

Received AB (1920).

Soures, John M., 1943-

Sproull, Robert L.

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

University of Rochester

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Symposium honoring Lee Alvin DuBridge [sound recording], 1984 September 21-22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

University of Rochester Department of Physics records, 1929-1946.

Rush Rhees Library. Dept. of Rare Books, Manuscripts and Archives

University of Rochester

Rochester, NY, 14627, USA

Subject

Charles B. Duke career highlights [autobiographical materials], 1959-2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fritz Rohrlich collection on the Seventh Annual Conference on High Enegry Nuclear Physics, 1957.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of the [University of Rochester] Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John R. Huizenga response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lee A. DuBridge papers, 1932-1986.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

My Life in Physics: John Schiffer's autobiography.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 October 13.

Seeley G. Mudd Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with Charles B. Duke, 2007 January 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Esther Conwell, 2007 January 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Esther M. Conwell, 1983 March 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frank Oppenheimer, 1973 February 9 and May 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederick Seitz, 1981 January 26, 27, March 24 and 1982 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1975 September 9 and 1976 May 13.

The Bancroft Library

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA, 94720-6000, USA

Oral history interview with J. H. Eberly and Sir Peter Knight, 2009 June 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Clarke Slater, 1963 October 3 and 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with John Soures, 2003 December 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joshua Goldberg, 2011 March 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Lee A. DuBridge, 1987 March 6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Masatoshi Koshiba, 1997 August 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Maurice Goldhaber, 1967 January 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Milton Stanley Livingston, 1967 August 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Nicolas Gisin, 2013 December 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Dicke, 1988 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Henry Dicke, 1985 June 18.

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

Oral history interview with Robert Marshak, 1970 June 15, 16, September 19, and October 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Sproull, 2004 February 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robley D. Evans, 1972 May 2, 3, 1974 May 5 and 1978 June 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sidney D. Drell, 1986 July 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral History interview with Stephen Jacobs, 2003 December 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Theodore Dunham, 1977 April 30 and 14 April 1978.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Victor Frederick Weisskopf, 1966 September 21 and December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Probes: CESR-CLEO: The CLEO Experiment at CESR, 1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: FNAL-E-289: Small Angle Proton-Helium Elastic and Inelastic Scattering from 8 to 500 GeV, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: FNAL-E-616: Measurement of Neutrino Structure Functions, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Papers relating to the CLEO Experiment and the Origins of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR).

In the possession of Richard Kass at Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Papers relating to the CLEO Experiment and the Origins of the Cornell Electron Storage Ring (CESR).

In the possession of Kagan Harris at Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio, USA

R. W. Fink response to 1988 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert H. Dicke response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The Princeton years and beyond, 1930-1940: Invited paper for the March 1992 meeting of the American Physical Society, 1992.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

High energy nuclear physics (1955)

High energy nuclear physics proceedings of the fourth annual Rochester Conference, January 25-27, 1954

High energy nuclear physics proceedings of the seventh annual Rochester conference, April 15-19, 1957

High energy nuclear physics proceedings of the third annual Rochester conference, December 18-20, 1952

Homage to Galileo; papers presented at the Galileo Quadricentennial, University of Rochester, October 8 and 9, 1964. Morton F. Kaplon, editor.

Subject

Five decades of research in nuclear science / John R. Huizenga.

Rochester, the making of a university / by Jesse Leonard Rosenberger ... with an introduction by President Rush Rhees.