Robert B. Brode

Fellow: Awarded 1934

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 06-12-1900

Died: 02-19-1986

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1933–34:

BRODE, ROBERT BIGHAM:  Appointed for research in the field of collisions of electrons with atoms, chiefly at the Cavendish Laboratory of the University of Cambridge; tenure, twelve months from July 15, 1934.

Born June 12, 1900, at Walla Walla, Washington. Education:  Whitman College, B.Sc., 1921; California Institute of Technology, Ph.D., 1924; University of Oxford, Rhodes Scholar-at-Large (Oriel College), 1924–25. National Research Fellow, University of Göttingen, 1925–26, Princeton University, 1926–27.

Teaching Fellow in Physics, 1921–24, California Institute of Technology; Assistant Professor of Physics, 1927–30, Associate Professor, 1930–32, Professor, 1932—, University of California; Visiting Associate Professor, 1932, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Publications: Articles in Physical Review, Proceedings of the Royal Society, Proceedings of the London Physical Society, National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics Twelfth Annual Report, Reviews of Modern Physics, Review of Scientific Instruments.

Brother: Wallace R. Brode, Guggenheim Fellow in Chemistry, 1926, 1927


National Academy of Sciences , 1949