Shenstone, Allen Goodrich. Autobiography, 1962

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Abstract/Description: The document describes Shenstone's family life and influence; his early education in Canada; his admission to Princeton University in 1910 and his work there in physics and mathematics under Oswald Veblen, Henry B. Fine, Edwin P. Adams, and Joseph H. M. Wedderburn; his admission to Cambridge University in 1914 and work in the Cavendish Laboratory under John Joseph Thomson and Charles T. R. Wilson which was cut short by his commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Royal Engineers in 1915. Shenstone discusses his war experiences and describes his duties as an engineer; his return to Princeton on fellowship after the war and his work under Edwin P. Adams; his fellowship work in nuclear physics at the Davendish Laboratory under Ernest Rutherford, James Chadwick, Patrick M. S. Blackett, Edmund C. Stoner, and Edward V. Appleton (1920-1921); his appointment to the physics faculty of Princeton in 1925 with Henry D. Smyth, and Louis A Turner. Shenstone also discusses in some detail his work in atomatic spectra during the late 1920s and 1930s with Henry Norris Russell and Harold Urey; teaching loads, the outfitting of the Princeton laboratory, including the building of the cyclotron; his experiences in London as head of the Canadian National Research Council liaison office during the Second World War; and the rebuilding of the Physics faculty at Princeton after the war with Henry D. Smyth, Robert Ladenburg, Milton G. White, Walker Bleakney, John A. Wheeler, Eugene P. Wigner, Robert H. Dicke, Donald R. Hamilton, Rubby Sherr, Richard Hofstadter, David Bohm, Piet C. Gugelot, and Arthur S. Wightman; and conditions in the deparmtent up through the 1960s.
Subject(s): Sir Appleton, Edward Victor, 1892-1965
Baron Blackett Blackett, P. M. S. (Patrick Maynard Stuart), 1897-1974
Bohm, David, 1917-1992
Chadwick, James, 1891-1974
Rutherford, Ernest, 1871-1937
Shenstone, Allen Goodrich
Urey, Harold Clayton, 1893-1981
Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995
Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)
National Research Council of Canada.
Princeton University
University of Cambridge.
Atomic spectra
Nuclear physics
Physicists -- Biography
Physics -- Study and teaching
World War, 1914-1918 -- Science
World War, 1939-1945 -- Science