Harvey Elliott White

1941 - US & Canada Competition
Natural Sciences - Physics


As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

WHITE, HARVEY ELLIOTT:  Appointed for a spectroscopic study and analysis of gases of the volcano Mauna Loa; tenure, six months from July 1, 1941 (postponed).

Born January 28, 1902, Parkersburg, West Virginia.  Education:  Occidental College, A.B., 1925; Cornell University, Ph.D., 1929.  National Research Council Fellow, Pysikalische Technische Reichsanstalt, 1929–30.

Instructor in Physics, 1927–29, Cornell University; Assistant Professor of Physics, 1930–38, Associate Professor, 1938—, University of California.

Publications:  Introduction to Atomic Spectra, 1934; Fundamentals of Physical Optics, 1937; Descriptive Survey of Physics, 1937; Classical and Modern Physics, 1940.  Articles in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical Review, Journal of the Optical Society of America, Physical Society of London Progress Reports.

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