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Robert Leroy Platzman

educator , chemist , physicist

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