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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Subject

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Photo

Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Additional Forms of Names

University of Virginia. Dept. of Physics

University of Virginia. Physics Department

Institutional History

Abstract

The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia conducts research in topics such as atomic, molecular, and optical physics, condensed matter physics, mathematical physics, biological and medical physics, high energy physics, and nuclear and particle physics.

Important Dates

1925 – 1926Jesse Beams was on faculty.

1928 – 1977Jesse Beams was on faculty.

1946 – 1947Edward Ney was on faculty.

1947 – 1958Clinton Davisson was on faculty.

1955 – 1961Stephan Berko was on faculty.

1984 – presentThomas Gallagher has been on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

Charlottesville (Va.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Biophysics.

Condensed matter.

Mathematical physics.

Nuclear physics.

Optics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977

Received PhD (1925). National Research Council (NRC) Fellow in Physics; Associate Professor to Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Francis H. Smith Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Berko, Stephan

Received BA (1950) and PhD (1954). Assistant Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Physics.

Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

Professor of Physics.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Professor of Physics and Jesse W. Beams Professor of Physics.

Ney, Edward Purdy, 1920-

Received PhD (1946). Assistant Professor to Associate Professor.

PhD Students

Blosser, Henry Gabriel

Received BA (1951), MS (1952), and PhD (1954).

Price, Paul Buford

Received MS (1956) and PhD (1958).

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Received MS (1930) and PhD (1931).

Associates & Members

Allison, Fred, 1882-1974

Brown, Frederick Lyons, 1890-

Cabrera, Blas

Received BS (1968).

Cranberg, Lawrence, 1917-

Doering, Robert, 1946-

Ewald, Paul Peter, 1888-1985

Gugelot, Piet Cornelis, 1918-

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Hereford, Frank L. (Frank Loucks), 1923-2004

Patterson, Robert M. (Robert Maskell)

Rogers, William Barton, 1804-1882

Rose, Morris Edgar, 1911-

Snoddy, Leland Bradley

Southall, James P. C. (James Powell Cocke), 1871-

Sparrow, Carroll Mason

Stubbs, Christopher

Received BSc (1981).

Trefil, James S., 1938-

Williams, Dudley, 1912-

Zink, Alexander J.

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

University of Virginia

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

University of Virginia Department of Physics Physics Accelerator Building photographs, 1966.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

University of Virginia Department of Physics reports, 1932-1940.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Subject

A brief history of the physics department of the University of Virginia, 1922-1961.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Carroll Mason Sparrow papers, circa 1918-1940.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Clinton Joseph Davisson papers, 1916-1957 (bulk 1917-1946).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Dudley Williams, Fifty years of physics: Some personal memories, circa 1976.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Frank L. Hereford papers, 1960-1976.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Fred Allison autobiographical sketches, 1965.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Fred Allison papers, 1830-1977.

Ralph B. Draughon Library, Department of Archives

Auburn University

Auburn, AL 36849, USA

Frederick L. Brown intellectual autobiography, 1961.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Frederick L. Brown notebooks, 1912-1954.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Frederick L. Brown papers, circa 1922-1955.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

James P. C. Southall papers, circa 1889-1945.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

James S. Trefil papers, 1965-2009.

Special Collections & Archives

George Mason University

Fairfax, VA 22030-4444, USA

L. B. Snoddy papers, circa 1886-1950.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Lawrence Cranberg papers, 1962-2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Morris E. Rose papers, 1959-1964.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Oral History interview with Edward P. Ney, 1984 February 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Erwin Louis Hahn, 1986 August 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Frederick L. Brown, 1975 November 19.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Oral history interview with Paul Peter Ewald, 1968 May 17 and 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Doering, 2008 December 9.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Piet Cornelis Gugelot response to 1981 History of Nuclear Physics Survey, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert M. Patterson correspondence, 1834-1847.

Alderman Library. Special Collections

University of Virginia

Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA

Robert M. Patterson papers, 1775-1853.

Library

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

William B. Rogers papers, 1804-1911.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

Working for scientists and higher education: my experiences working for the University of Virginia, 1995.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

In the days of my youth when I was a student in the University of Virginia, 1888-1893.