Edward Uhler Condon

Edward Uhler Condon

Birth
Alamogordo, Otero County, New Mexico, USA
Death 26 Mar 1974 (aged 72)
Boulder, Boulder County, Colorado, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes scattered
Memorial ID 7192447 · View Source
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Scientist. An expert in and contributor to the field of quantum mechanics, he worked on the Franck-Condon Principle while a student at the University of California at Berkeley. He taught at Columbia University in 1928, the University of Minnesota in 1929, and Princeton University from 1930 to 1937. His research positions were as Associate Director of Research at Westinghouse in the late 1930s, consultant to the National Defense Research Committee during World War II, and as Director of the National Bureau of Standards in 1945. As a defender of civil liberties, free speech, and peace, he ran afoul of the House Un-American Activities Committee and his security clearance revoked. During this period, he was elected President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1954, his security clearance was restored and Edward Condon was involved in research at Corning. After Corning, he taught at Oberlin, Washington University, and ended his academic career at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was professor of physics and fellow of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics. While at Colorado, he authored a major report on the UFO phenomenon which was known as "The Condon Report," but was published as Scientific Study of Unidentified Flying Objects in 1968. He co-authored the first English book on quantum mechanics in 1929, and the "Theory of Atomic Spectra" in 1936, and co-edited the "Handbook of Physics" (1958, 1967) and "Reviews of Modern Physics". His papers have been archived at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Uhler Condon (2 Mar 1902–26 Mar 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7192447, ; Maintained by Find A Grave Cremated, Ashes scattered.