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Paul Clarence Aebersold


Paul Clarence Aebersold, American biophysicist.


Aebersold, Paul Clarence was born on July 7, 1910 in Fresno, California, United States. Son of Paul and Dora (Houck) Aebersold.


Bachelor of Arts cum laude, Stanford, 1932. Master of Arts, University of California, 1934, Doctor of Philosophy., 1938.


Research in nuclear physics, radiology and biomedical physics. Radiation Laboratory, University of California at Berkeley, and Medical School, San Francisco, 1932-1943. Research and administration Atomic Energy (Manhattan) Project, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, and Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1942-1946.

Director isotopes division Atomic Energy Commission, Oak Ridge, 1947-1957, assistant director for isotopes and radiation Division of Civilian Application, 1957, Office of Industrial Development, 1958. Director Office of Isotopes Development, Atomic Energy Commission, Washington, since 1958, chairman Atomic Energy Commission advising committee on isotope and radiation development.


Member of committee on nuclear science National Research Council. Member on safe handling of radioisotopes National Committee Radiation Protection. United States delegate 4th Inter-American Congress Radiology, Mexico D.F., 1952.

Member Atoms for Peace Mission to S.A., 1956. Fellow American Physical Society, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy Science, Sigma Xi, American College Radiology (associate). Member Radiological Society N.A., American Radium Society, Rocky Mountain Radiological Society (honorary), American Association Cancer Research, Radiation Research Society, American Nuclear Society (chairman isotopes and radiation division 1960-1961, director since 1961), Society Nuclear Medicine, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Florence Katherine Martinson, July 7, 1942. Children: Paul Martin, Alice Constance, Mickie Claire.

Paul Aebersold

Dora (Houck) Aebersold

Florence Katherine Martinson

Paul Martin Aebersold

Alice Constance Aebersold

Mickie Claire Aebersold