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William Houlder Zachariasen

William Houlder Zachariasen, Norwegian educator. Fellow American Physical Society, Norwegian Academy Sciences; member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences; Club: Quadrangle (Chicago.


  • Zachariasen, William Houlder was born on February 5, 1906 in Langesund, Norway. Son of Zacharias and Louise (Bredesen) Zachariasen.

  • Education

    • Doctor of Philosophy, University Oslo, 1928.


    • Came to the United States, 1930, naturalized, 1941. Assistant professor of University Oslo, 1928-1930. Assistant professor physics University of Chicago, 1930-1940, associate professor, 1940-1945, professor, 1945-1979, department chairman physics, 1945-1950, 56-59, dean division physical science, 1959-1962, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished professor physics, 1962-1974, now emeritus.

      President American Society X-Ray and Electron Diffraction. Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1928, Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1935.


    • Author: Theory of X-Ray Diffraction in Crystals, 1945. Contributor articles to professional journals.


    Fellow American Physical Society, Norwegian Academy Sciences. Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Club: Quadrangle (Chicago.


    • Married Ragni Durban-Hansen, May 26, 1930. Children: Fredrik, Ellen Houlder.
    • father: Zacharias Zachariasen
    • mother: Louise (Bredesen) Zachariasen
    • spouse: Ragni Durban-Hansen
    • children: Fredrik Zachariasen
    • Ellen Houlder Zachariasen
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    Born February 5, 1906
    Died December 24, 1979
    (aged 73)