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Physics historian

Roger Harry Stuewer, American Physics historian. Recipient Distinguished Svc. citation American Association Physics Teachers, 1990, George Taylor Distinguished Svc. award, 1990; fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1983, American Council Learned Socs., 1974, 83, American Physical Society, 1991.


Stuewer, Roger Harry was born on September 12, 1934 in Shawano, Wisconsin, United States. Son of Martin and Esther (Westphal) Stuewer.


Bachelor of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1958; Master of Science, University of Wisconsin, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1968.


Teacher, Germantown (Wisconsin) High School, 1958-1959; instructor, Heidelberg College, Tiffin, Ohio., 1960-1962; assistant associate professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1967-1971; associate professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1972-1974; professor, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, since 1974; associate professor, Boston University, 1971-1972. Honorary research associate Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1974-1975. Volkswagen visiting professor Deutsches Museum, Munich, 1981-1982.

Visiting professor Universities ofVienna and Graz, Austria, 1989. Distinguished lecturer Sigma Xi, 1997-1999. Pieter Zeeman visiting professor history modern physics U. Amsterdam, 1998.


With United States Army, 1954-1956. Member American Physical Society (chairman division history of physics 1986-1988, centennial speaker 1998-1999), Society for History of Science (Germany), British Society History of Science, History of Science Society (secretary 1972-1978), American Institute Physics(chairman advising committee history of physics 1980-1993), Sigma Xi, Sigma Pi Sigma.


Married Helga Schmeidel, April 8, 1960;children: Marcus Lee, Suzanne Audrey.

Martin Stuewer

Esther (Westphal) Stuewer

Helga Schmeidel

Marcus Lee Stuewer

Suzanne Audrey Stuewer