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Richard David Present

Richard David Present, American educator, physicist. Fellow Institute International Education, Paris, 1937-1938; Fellow American Physical Society (chairman S.E. section 1964-1965); member American Association of University Professors (chapter president 1957-1958, 63-64), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. Research nuclear theory, molecular structure, statistical mechanics.

Background

  • Present, Richard David was born on February 5, 1913 in New York City. Son of David and Blanche (Wertheimer) Present.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, City College of New York, 1931. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1932, Doctor of Philosophy., 1935.

    Career

    • Instructor physics Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 1935-1940. Research associate Harvard University, 1940-1941. Assistant professor physics New York University, 1941-1943.

      Member div. war research Manhattan Project, Columbia, 1943-1946. Associate professor physics U. Tennessee, 1946-1948, professor physics, 1948-1969, Distinguished professor, from 1969. Cons. Clinton National laboratories, 1946-1948.

      National Science Foundation visiting scientist, 1958-1971.

    Works

    • Author: Kinetic Theory of Gases, 1958. Contributor articles to professional jours.

    Membership

    Fellow Institute International Education, Paris, 1937-1938. Fellow American Physical Society (chairman S.E. section 1964-1965). Member American Association of University Professors (chapter president 1957-1958, 63-64), Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Research nuclear theory, molecular structure, statistical mechanics.

    Connections

    • Married Thelma Cohen, July 31, 1943. Children: Irene Naomi, Constance Sarah.
    • father: David Present
    • mother: Blanche (Wertheimer) Present
    • spouse: Thelma Cohen
    • children: Irene Naomi Present
    • Constance Sarah Present
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    Born February 5, 1913
    Died July 2, 1983
    (aged 70)
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