Henry DeWolf Smyth

Henry DeWolf Smyth

Fellow: Awarded 1931

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 05-01-1898

Died: 09-11-1986

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931:

SMYTH, HENRY DE WOLF:  Appointed for a study of the band spectrum of the simplest triatomic molecules, in particular carbon dioxide, chiefly with Professor Franck of the University of Göttingen; tenure, twelve months from September 7, 1931.

Born May 1, 1898, at Clinton, New York. Education: Princeton University, A.B., 1918, A.M., 1920, Ph.D., 1921; Cambridge University, Ph.D., 1924. National Research Fellow, 1921–24.

Instructor in Physics, 1924–25, Assistant Professor, 1925–29, Associate Professor, 1929—, Princeton University.

Publications:  Articles in Journal of American Chemical Society, Physical Review, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Journal of Franklin Institute, Proceedings of National Academy of Science, Helvetica Physica Acta. Associate Editor of Physical Review, 1928–30.