Ralph A. Sawyer

Fellow: Awarded 1926

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 01-05-1895

Died: 12-06-1978

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1926–27:

Sawyer, Ralph Alanson: Appointed for a study of spectral series relations in extreme ultra-violet metallic spectra and the correlation of the results with modern theories of atomic structure, principally in the laboratory of Professor F. Paschen, President of the Imperial Physico-technical Institute, Charlottenburg, Germany; tenure, twelve months from September 1, 1926.

Born January 5, 1895, at Atkinson, New Hampshire. Education: Dartmouth College, A.B., 1915; University of Chicago, Ph.D., 1919. Chamberlin Fellowship from Dartmouth College at the University of Chicago, 1915–17.

Assistant in Physics, University of Chicago, 1918; Instructor in Physics, 1919–22, Assistant Professor, 1922—, University of Michigan.

Publications: Articles in Astrophysical Journal, Science, Nature, Publications of the University of Michigan Observatory, Physical Review, Journal of the Optical Society of America.