Adair, Robert

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Name
Adair, Robert Gender: M
Robert Kemp Adair
born on 14 August 1924 at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Fort Wayne, Indiana, 41n08, 85w08
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
BC/BR in hand
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 21°57' s_mo.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 25°03 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 26°37'



Biography

American physicist known for his book The Physics of Baseball as well as a paper titled "The Crack of the Bat: The Acoustics of the Bat Hitting the Ball." His other publications include The Great Design; Particles, Fields and Creation (Oxford University Press, 1987).

In 1959 he joined the faculty at Yale, serving as chair of the Department of Physics and director of the Division of Physical Sciences. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1976 where he served as Chairman of the Physics Section 1986-1989 and Chairman of the Class of Physical Sciences 1991-1994. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1997, after a distinguished career in, among many other subfields of physics, weak-interaction (Kaon) physics at the Alternating Gradient Synchrotron (AGS) at BNL.

He died on 28 September 2020 at the age of 96 in Hamden, Connecticut.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided birth certificate.

Categories

  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 96)
  • Vocation : Education : Administrator
  • Vocation : Education : Researcher
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher
  • Vocation : Science : Physics
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction