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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

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Dates

1965 – present

Authorized Form of Name

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Additional Forms of Names

General Electric Company. Corporate Research and Development

General Electric Company. Corporate Research and Development Center

General Electric Research and Development Center

Institutional History

Abstract

The Research and Development Center was created in 1965 when the Research Laboratory and the Advanced Technology Laboratory were merged. Corporate interests included: broadcasting; electric components; household appliances; lighting equipment; motors; telecommunications; electromedical industry. In 1999, with the opening of a research center in India, the name was changed to GE Global Research.

Important Dates

1965 – 1966Albert Hull was on staff.

1965 – 1967Gerald Mahan was on staff.

1965 – 1968Gert Ehrlich was on staff.

1965 – 1969Charles Duke was on staff.

1965 – 1969P. Buford Price was on staff.

1965 – 1975George Watkins was on staff.

1965 – 1975William Coolidge was on staff.

1965 – 1985Charles Bean was on staff.

1965 – 1988Ivar Giaever was on staff.

1965 – 1988Roland Schmitt was on staff.

August 1965The Research Laboratory and Advanced Technology Laboratory were merged to create the Research and Development Center, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1969 – 1986Lewis Edelheit was on staff.

1991 – 2001Lewis Edelheit was on staff.

1999Research and Development Center was renamed GE Global Research.

Places

Headquarters

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Subjects

Physical laboratories.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Telecommunication.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Researcher.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Emeritus Director.

Duke, Charles B.

Physicist.

Edelheit, Lewis

Physicist; Manager, Applied Science Laboratory, GE Medical Systems; Manager, Computed Tomography Product Department; General Manger, Engineering Department; General Manager, Computed Tomography Product Department; Manager, Electronic Systems Research Center; and Senior Vice President.

Ehrlich, Gert

Researcher, Metallurgical Research Department.

Giaever, Ivar

Researcher.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Consultant.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Physicist.

Price, Paul Buford

Physicist.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Manager, Metallurgy and Ceramics Laboratory; Research and Development Manager, Physical Science and Engineering; Research and Development Manager, Energy Science and Engineering; Vice President and Director, Research and Development Center; and Senior Vice President, Research and Development.

Watkins, George D.

Research Scientist.

Associates & Members

Alexanderson, Ernst Fredrik Werner, 1878-1975

Anderson, John M., 1924-2007

BenDaniel, David J.

Bueche, Arthur Maynard, 1920-1981

Cashman, Robert J.

Cobine, James Dillon, 1905-

Cohen, Karl

Fong, Kouan

Frank, Charles, Sir

Hecht, Jeff

Holonyak, Nick, 1928-

Kron, Gabriel, 1901-1968

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Mott-Smith, Harold Meade, 1897-

Nathan, Marshall I., 1933-

Navias, Louis, 1897-

Norton, Francis J., 1899-1994

Tonks, Lewi, 1897-1971

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Combined in 1965 with the Advanced Technology Laboratory to create the Research and Development Center.

Associates

American Institute of Physics

Corporate Associate.

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the history of physicists in industry project and study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

General Electric Company records, 1892-1989.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Research at General Electric, 1979.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Spencer Weart research material for his book, Nuclear Fear: A History of Images, 1957-1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics, History of Physicists in Industry records, 2003-2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Arthur Bueche speeches, 1977-1981.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

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

David Lazarus papers, 1945-1987.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Ernst Fredrik Werner Alexanderson papers, 1901-1975.

Schaffer Library. Special Collections

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Francis J. Norton papers, 1930-1986.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Gabriel Kron papers, 1935-1968.

Schaffer Library. Special Collections

Union College

Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

James Dillon Cobine papers, 1950-1980.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Jeff Hecht laser pioneer interviews, 1984-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

John M. Anderson papers, 1911-1993, 2001-2006.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Karl P. Cohen papers, 1931-2010.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Kouan Fong papers, 1947-2001.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, USA

Lewi Tonks papers, 1921-1967.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Louis Navias papers, 1924-ca. 1975.

Schenectady Museum

Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308, 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 David BenDaniel, 2008 October 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Lazarus, 1981 December 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with H. M. Mott-Smith, 1977 March 1 and 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Nick Holonyak, 2005 March 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Medical Physics: National Digital Mammography Development Group, 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert J. Cashman papers, 1928-1988.

Library. University Archives.

Northwestern University

Evanston, IL 60201, USA

Sir Charles Frank papers and correspondence, 1905-2001.

Arts and Social Sciences Library. Special Collections

University of Bristol

Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 ITJ, England, UK

Published Resources

Author

Chart of the nuclides : [with physical constants, conversion factors and periodic table].

Nuclides and isotopes / revised 1989 by F. William Walker, Josef R. Parrington, and Frank Feiner.