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Richard Schlegel

Richard Schlegel, American physicist, educator. Fellow American Physical Society.


  • Schlegel, Richard was born on August 29, 1913 in Davenport, Iowa, United States. Son of Richard and Mayme (Hansen) Schlegel.

  • Education

    • Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1936. Postgraduate, U. Colorado, 1940-1941. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1943.

      Lecturer Museum Science and Industry, Chicago, 1938-1940. Associate physicist Metallurgical Laboratory, University of Chicago, 1941-1943. Instructor physics Princeton, 1945-1948.

      Faculty Michigan State University, East Lansing, 1948-1982, professor physics, 1957-1982, acting head department physics, 1955-1956. Visiting professor University of California, Berkeley, summer 1959. Visiting associate Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge, England, 1954-1955, 68-69, 75-76.

      Affiliate History and Philosophy of Science Group, Cambridge, England, 1961-1962, 81-82.


    • Research on Lorentz transformations and quantum theory, cosmology, cultural and religious implications of modern physics, limits of science.


    • Author: Time and the Physical World, 1961, Completeness in Science, 1967, Inquiry Into Science, 1971, Superposition and Interaction, 1980.


    Fellow American Physical Society.


    • Married Frances Stanley McKee, June 26, 1946. Children: Thomas H., Catherine M. Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Chicago.
    • father: Richard Schlegel
    • mother: Mayme (Hansen) Schlegel
    • spouse: Frances Stanley McKee
    • children: Thomas H. Schlegel
    • Catherine M. Bachelor of Arts Schlegel
    • U. Chgo Schlegel
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    Born August 29, 1913
    Died March 30, 1982
    (aged 68)