David M. Dennison

Fellow: Awarded 1940

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 04-26-1900

Died: 04-03-1976

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1939–40:

DENNISON, DAVID MATHIAS:  Appointed for researches into molecular structure; tenure, five months from January 1, 1940.

Born April 26, 1900, at Oberlin, Ohio.  Education:  Swarthmore College, A.B., 1921; University of Michigan, Ph.D., 1924. International Education Board and University of Michigan Fellow, Copenhagen, 1924–26; University of Michigan Fellow, Switzerland, Germany and England, 1926–27.

Instructor in Physics, 1927–29, Assistant Professor, 1929–31, Associate Professor, 1931–35, Professor, 1935—, University of Michigan.

Publications:  Articles in Physical Review, Astrophysical Journal, Philosophical Magazine, Zeitschrift für Physik, Nature, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Reviews of Modern Physics, Journal of Chemical Physics.


National Academy of Sciences , 1953