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Theos Jardin Thompson

scientist , nuclear engineer

Theos Jardin Thompson, American scientist, nuclear engineer. Recipient E.O. Lawrence Memorial award, Atomic Energy Commission, 1964; Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1963-1964.

Background

Thompson, Theos Jardin was born on August 30, 1918 in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. Son of Theos Jefferson and Mabel E. (Dow) Thompson.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Nebraska, 1941, Master of Arts, 1942, Doctor of Science (honorary), 1964. Doctor of Philosophy. in Nuclear Physics, University of California at Berkeley, 1952.

Career

Physicist University of California Radiation Laboratory, 1948-1952, lecturer physics, Berkeley, 1949-1952. Staff Los Alamos Science Laboratory, 1952-1955, reactor design and construction. Associate professor nuclear engineering Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1955-1958, professor, since 1958, director nuclear reactor for design, construction and operation.

Consultant.

Membership

Member Atomic Energy Commission advising committee reactor safeguards, 1959-1966, chairman, 1960. Served from Second lieutenant to major, C.W.S., Army of the United States, 1942-1946. Fellow American Nuclear Society (director).

Member American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Physical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Connections

Married Dorothy Sibley, February 14, 1947. Children: Jeff, Edward, Robert, Elizabeth.

father:
Theos Jefferson Thompson

mother:
Mabel E. (Dow) Thompson

spouse:
Dorothy Sibley

children:
Jeff Thompson

Edward Thompson

Robert Thompson

Elizabeth Thompson