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Hans Michael Michael Mark

Hans Michael Mark, American physicist, former federal agency administrator. Achievements include research on nuclear energy levels, nuclear reactions, applications, nuclear energy for practical purposes, atomic flourescence yields, measurement X-rays above atmosphere, spacecraft and experimental aircraft design.

Background

  • Mark, Hans Michael was born on June 17, 1929 in Mannheim, Germany. Arrived in the United States, 1940, naturalized, 1945. Son of Herman Francis and Maria (Schramek) Mark.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts in Physics, University California, Berkeley, 1951. Doctor of Philosophy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1954. Doctor of Science (honorary), Florida Institute of Technology, 1978.

      Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Polytechnic University New York, 1982. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Milwaukee School Engineering, 1991. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), St. Edward's University, 1993.

      Doctor of Science (honorary), Royal Military College of Science, United Kingdom, 2004. Doctor of Engineering (honorary), Tri-State University, 2005.

    Career

    • Research associate Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, 1954-1955, assistant professor, 1958-1960. Research physicist Lawrence Radiation Laboratory University California, Livermore, 1955-1958, 60-69, experimental physics division leader, 1960-1964, associate professor nuclear engineering Berkeley, 1960-1966, professor, 1966-1969, chairman department nuclear engineering, 1964-1969, lecturer department applied science Davis, 1969-1973. Consultant professor engineering Stanford (California) University, 1973-1984.

      Director National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center, 1969-1977. Undersecretary Air Force, director National Reconnaissance Office United States Air Force, Washington, 1977-1979, secretary Air Force, 1979-1981. Deputy administrator National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 1981-1984.

      Chancellor University Texas Systems, Austin, 1984-1992. Professor aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics University Texas, since 1988. Director defense research and engineering Department Defense, Washington, 1998-2001.

      Member President's Advisory Group Science and Technology, 1975-1976. Board directors Astronautics Corporation American. Trustee Polytechnic University, since 1984.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include research on nuclear energy levels, nuclear reactions, applications, nuclear energy for practical purposes, atomic flourescence yields, measurement X-rays above atmosphere, spacecraft and experimental aircraft design.

    Works

    • Security Power Tools
    • What if you could sit down with some of the most talented security engineers in the world and ask any network security question you wanted? Security Power Tools lets you do exactly that! Members of Juniper Networks' Security Engineering team and a few guest experts reveal how to use, tweak, and push the most popular network security applications, utilities, and tools available using Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, and Unix platforms.
    • The Space Station: A Personal Journey
    • This insider's account, a penetrating view of science policy and politics during two presidencies, captures the euphoria that characterized the space program in the late seventies and early eighties and furnishes an invaluable perspective on the Challenger tragedy and the future of the United States in space.
    • Adventures in Celestial Mechanics
    • A fascinating introduction to the basic principles of orbital mechanics It has been three hundred years since Isaac Newton first formulated laws to explain the orbits of the Moon and the planets of our solar system.

    Membership

    Fellow American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (honorary, Von Karman lecturer astronautics 1992), American Physical Society. Member National Academy of Engineering, American Nuclear Society, American Geophysical Union, Council Foreign Relations, Cosmos Club.

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    • Married Marion G. Thorpe, January 28, 1951. Children: Jane H., Rufus J.
    • father: Herman Francis Mark
    • mother: Maria (Schramek) Mark
    • spouse: Marion G. Thorpe
    • children: Jane H. Mark
    • Rufus J. Mark
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    Born June 17, 1929
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    • 1951
      University California
    • 1954
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1978
      Florida Institute of Technology
    • 1982
      Polytechnic University New York
    • 1991
      Milwaukee School Engineering
    • 1993
      St. Edward's University
    • 2004
      Royal Military College Science
    • 2005
      Tri-State University
    • 1954 - 1955
      Research associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
      Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
    • 1955 - 1958
      research physicist, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory University California
      Livermore, California, United States
    • 1969 - 1977
      director, National Aeronautics and Space Administration-Ames Research Center
    • 1973 - 1984
      consultant, professor engineering Stanford (California) University
    • 1981 - 1984
      deputy administrator, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    • 1984 - 1992
      chancellor University Texas Systems
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1988
      professor, aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics University Texas
    • 1998 - 2001
      director, defense research and engineering Department Defense
      Washington, United States
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      • Achievements include research on nuclear energy levels, nuclear reactions, applications, nuclear energy for practical purposes, atomic flourescence yields, measurement X-rays above atmosphere, spacecraft and experimental aircraft design.
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      • Author: (with New Testament Olson) Experiments in Modern Physics, 1966. (with E. Teller and J.S. Foster, Junior) Power and Security, 1976. (with A. Levine) The Management of Research Institutions, 1983, The Space Station-A Personal Journey, 1987, (with Victor G. Szebehely) Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, 1998. Also numerous articles. Editor: (with S. Fernbach) Properties of Matter Under Unusual Conditions, 1969. (with Lowell Wood) Energy in Physics, War and Peace, 1988.
      • book: The Space Station: A Personal Journey
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      • book: The Space Station: A Personal Journey 1st edition by Mark, Hans (1987) Hardcover
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      • book: Adventures in Celestial Mechanics
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      • book: The Ideological Origins of Great Power Politics, 1789-1989 (Cornell Studies in Security Affairs)
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      • book: The Management of Research Institutions: A Look at Government Laboratories
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      • book: Security Power Tools
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      • book: Smart Grid: Modernizing Electric Power Transmission and Distribution; Energy Independence, Storage and Security; Energy Independence and Security Act ... and Resiliency; Integra (Government)
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      • Author: (with New Testament Olson) Experiments in Modern Physics, 1966. (with E. Teller and J.S. Foster, Junior) Power and Security, 1976. (with A. Levine) The Management of Research Institutions, 1983, The Space Station-A Personal Journey, 1987, (with Victor G. Szebehely) Adventures in Celestial Mechanics, 1998.Also numerous articles. Editor: (with S. Fernbach) Properties of Matter Under Unusual Conditions, 1969. (with Lowell Wood) Energy in Physics, War and Peace, 1988.
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