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Astrophysicist , consultant

Richard Nelson Thomas, American Astrophysicist, consultant. Recipient Gold medal unites states department of Commerce, 1963. With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow American Physical Society; member American Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. M C.

Background

Thomas, Richard Nelson was born on March 3, 1921 in Omaha. Son of Joseph Francis and Mabel Elizabeth (Nelson) Thomas.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Harvard University, 1942; Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1948.

Career

Ballistician, Ballistic Research Laboratory, Aberdeen, Maryland., 1942-1945; Frank B. Jewett fellow, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, 1948-1949; associate professor mathematics and astronomy, U. Utah, 1949-1953; lecturer in astronomy, Harvard University, 1952-1957; research associate, High Altitude Observatory, 1955-1965; consultant to director, National Bureau Standards, 1957-1961; senior research fellow, National Bureau Standards, 1969-1973; fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, 1962-1974; visiting professor, College de France, 1973-1975; visiting professor, U. de Paris VII, 1961, 74-75. Visiting professor U. Paris, 1961. Maitre de recherche Centre National de Recherche Science, Paris, 1977-1986.

Membership

With United States Navy, 1945-1946. Fellow American Physical Society. Member American Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi. M C.

Connections

Married Dina Gladys Scheer, July 14, 1945 (deceased November 1988). 1 child, Bess Alberta.

father:
Joseph Francis Thomas

mother:
Mabel Elizabeth (Nelson) Thomas

spouse:
Dina Gladys Scheer

child:
Bess Alberta Thomas