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Paul Arthur Hanle

Paul Arthur Hanle, museum administrator. Recipient Research award, Smithsonian Institution, 1978, Robert H. Goddard History Essay award, 1979; National Science Foundation intern, 1971, National Science Foundation traineeship, 1971-1972. Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society History Technology, American Association Museum, Association Science & Technology Centers, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Hanle, Paul Arthur was born on October 27, 1947 in Newark. Son of John Edward and Claire (Kane) Hanle.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, Princeton University, 1969. Master of Science in Physics, Yale University, 1972. Master of Philosophy, Yale University, 1972.

      Doctor of Philosophy in History of Science, Yale University, 1975.

    Career

    • Research fellow Smithsonian Institution, Washington, 1973-1974. Associate curator National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution, 1974-1978, curator of science and technical, 1978-1980, acting chairman space science and exploration department, 1980-1981, chairman department, 1981-1984, associate director for research, 1984-1986. Associate director academy affairs, 1987.

      Executive director Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, 1987-1996. President Academy Natural Sciences, Philadelphia, 1996-2000, Biotechnology Institute, Washington, since 2000. Member Institute Advanced Study, Princeton, 1983—1984.

    Works

    • Bringing Aerodynamics to America
    • The Wright brothers achieved powered flight in 1903, but in the years immediately following the major contributions to aerodynamic theory were made by German scientists.
    • Co-author (with Paul Forman): Einstein. A Centenary Exhibition, 1979. Author: Bringing Aerodynamics to America, 1982.

      Editor: High Technology on Earth, 1979. Co-editor (with Von Del Chamberlain): Space Science Comes of Age, 1981. Co-author (with Robert W. Smith): The Space Telescope: A Study of National Aeronautics and Space Administration Science Technology, 1989.

    Membership

    Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science, Society History Technology, American Association Museum, Association Science & Technology Centers, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Joan Burroughs, October 1979.
    • father: John Edward Hanle
    • mother: Claire (Kane) Hanle
    • spouse: Joan Burroughs
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    Born October 27, 1947
    (age 69)
    Nationality
    • 1969
      Princeton University
    • 1972
      Yale University
    • 1972
      Yale University
    • 1975
      Yale University
    • 1973 - 1974
      Research fellow, Smithsonian Institution
      Washington, United States
    • 1974 - 1978
      associate, curator National Air and Space Museum
    • 1987 - 1996
      executive, director Maryland Science Center
      Baltimore, Maryland, United States
    • 1987
      associate, director academy affairs
    • 1996
      president, Academy Natural Sciences
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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