Wilson M. Powell

Wilson M. Powell

Fellow: Awarded 1941

Field of Study: Physics

Fellow: Awarded 1942

Field of Study: Physics

Competition: US & Canada

Born: 07-18-1903

Died: 03-02-1974

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1941–42:

POWELL, WILSON MARCY:  Appointed for cosmic ray research, in particular cloud-chamber study of the abundance and energy distribution of slow protons and mesotrons at high altitudes; tenure, twelve months from June 15, 1941. 

Born July 18, 1903, Litchfield, Connecticut. Education:  Harvard University, A.B., 1926, Ph.D., 1933.

Assistant in Physics, 1933–35, Harvard University; Instructor in Physics, 1935–37, Connecticut College for Women; Assistant Professor of Physics, 1937—, Kenyon College.

Publications:  Articles in Physical Review, Journal of the Optical Society of America.