Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955

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Physicist (optics, metals). On physics faculty at University of Wisconsin, 1897-1900; and Johns Hopkins University from 1901.

From the description of Papers, 1838-1942. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77766866

Physicist (optics, metals). On the physics faculty at University of Wisconsin (1897-1900), and Johns Hopkins University from 1901.

From the description of Letters to A. H. Raynolds, 1925-1927. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122575306

Robert Williams Wood was an American physicist.

He was born in Concord, Mass. May 2, 1868. As a graduate student (1891-1892) at Johns Hopkins University, Wood studied under professor of physics, Henry A. Rowland. Dr. Wood returned to teach at Hopkins in 1901 and was eventually appointed professor of experimental physics, a post he held until his retirement in 1938. His research was largely in the fields of physical optics and spectroscopy, and he is well-known for his early work with diffraction gratings which led to a new process of color photography. During the two world wars, he made contributions to technical warfare. Robert Williams Wood died in Long Island, NY August 11, 1955.

From the description of Robert Williams Wood papers, 1927-1942. (Johns Hopkins University). WorldCat record id: 48380108

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referencedIn Archive for the History of Quantum Physics, 1898-1950 (bulk), 1898-1950 American Philosophical Society
creatorOf Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955. Robert Williams Wood papers, 1927-1942. Johns Hopkins University, Sheridan Libraries and the Milton S. Eisenhower Library
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referencedIn Rayleigh, John William Strutt, Baron, 1842-1919. Papers, [microform], 1864-1919. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
referencedIn Ferguson, Malcolm M. Collection of materials relating to Robert Williams Wood, 1968. Concord Free Public Library, Special Collection
referencedIn Vinal, George Wood, 1882-1969. Oral history interview George Wood Vinal, 1964 March 20. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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referencedIn Feather, N. (Norman). Oral history interview with Norman Feather, 1971 February 25 and 5 November. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
creatorOf Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955. Letters to A. H. Raynolds, 1925-1927. American Institute of Physics
referencedIn Inglis, David Rittenhouse, 1905-1995. Oral history interview with David Rittenhouse Inglis, 1977 May 9 and 10. American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library
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Subject
Quantum theory
Sodium
Optics
Diffraction gratings--Photographs
Physics
Color photography--Films
College teachers--Archives
Physicists--Archives
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Birth 1868-05-02

Death 1955-08-11

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