Samuel K. Allison

Fellow: Awarded 1935

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 11-13-1990

Died: 09-15-1965

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

ALLISON, SAMUEL KING:  Appointed for a study of the technique of nuclear investigation as developed at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, England; tenure, six months from April 1, 1935.

Born November 13, 1900, at Chicago, Illinois. Education: University of Chicago, B.S., 1921, Ph.D., 1923; Fellow of the National Research Council, Harvard University, 1923–25; Fellow of the Carnegie Foundation, Geophysical Laboratory, Washington, D. C., 1925–26.

Instructor in Physics, 1926-28, Assistant Professor, 1928–29, Associate Professor, 1929–30, University of California; Associate Professor of Physics, 1930—, University of Chicago.

Publications:  X-rays in Theory and Experiment, 1935 (with A. H. Compton).  Articles in Journal of the American Chemical Society, Journal of the Optical Society of America, American Journal of Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Physical Review.


National Academy of Sciences , 1946