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Robert Leroy Platzman

Robert Leroy Platzman, American educator, physicist, chemist. Fellow American Physical Society, Physical Society (London).

Background

  • Platzman, Robert Leroy was born on August 23, 1918 in Minneapolis. Son of Alfred and Rose Platzman.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Chicago, 1937, Master of Science in Physics, 1940, Doctor of Philosophy. in Chemistry, 1942. Postgraduate (Guggenheim fellow), U. Copenhagen (Denmark), 1946-1948, (Guggenheim fellow), U. Rome (Italy), 1948.

    Career

    • Associate professor physics Purdue University, 1949-1958. Fulbright professor physics and chemistry U. Paris (France), 1959-1961. Senior physicist Argonne National Laboratory, 1958-1965.

      Professor physics and chemistry University of Chicago, 1966-1973, also master physical science, collegiate div. and associate dean college. Consultant National Bureau Standards, Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Chairman Gordon Conference Radiation Chemistry, 1956. Vice chairman subcommittee penetration charged particles, committee nuclear science National Research Council.

      1950-1959, chairman subcommittee effects ionizing radiation, 1958-1970.

    Works

    • Author science articles.

    Membership

    Fellow American Physical Society, Physical Society (London).

    Connections

    • Married Eva Maria Platzman, 1947. Children: Loren Kerry, Elena Maria, Kenneth Rainer.
    • father: Alfred Platzman
    • mother: Rose Platzman
    • spouse: Eva Maria Platzman
    • children: Loren Kerry Platzman
    • Elena Maria Platzman
    • Kenneth Rainer Platzman
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    Born August 23, 1918
    Died July 2, 1973
    (aged 54)
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