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William Houlder Zachariasen

educator

William Houlder Zachariasen, Norwegian educator. Fellow American Physical Society, Norwegian Academy Sciences; member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences; Club: Quadrangle (Chicago.

Background

Zachariasen, William Houlder was born on February 5, 1906 in Langesund, Norway. Son of Zacharias and Louise (Bredesen) Zachariasen.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, University Oslo, 1928.

Career

Came to the United States, 1930, naturalized, 1941. Assistant professor of University Oslo, 1928-1930. Assistant professor physics University of Chicago, 1930-1940, associate professor, 1940-1945, professor, 1945-1979, department chairman physics, 1945-1950, 56-59, dean division physical science, 1959-1962, Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished professor physics, 1962-1974, now emeritus.

President American Society X-Ray and Electron Diffraction. Rockefeller Foundation fellow, 1928, Guggenheim Foundation fellow, 1935.

Works

  • Author: Theory of X-Ray Diffraction in Crystals, 1945. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Fellow American Physical Society, Norwegian Academy Sciences. Member National Academy Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences. Club: Quadrangle (Chicago.

Connections

Married Ragni Durban-Hansen, May 26, 1930. Children: Fredrik, Ellen Houlder.

father:
Zacharias Zachariasen

mother:
Louise (Bredesen) Zachariasen

spouse:
Ragni Durban-Hansen

children:
Fredrik Zachariasen

Ellen Houlder Zachariasen