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Richard David Present

educator , physicist.

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