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Hull, Gordon Ferrie, 1870-1956



Gordon Ferrie Hull was born on October 7, 1870, in Garnet, Ontario. He receive his A.B. degree from the University of Toronto in 1892, after which he was a fellow in physics at the university until 1895. In 1897, he received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago where he worked as an instructor of physics until 1898. He was hired as assistant professor of physics by Dartmouth College in 1899, and after becoming a full professor in 1903, remained at Dartmouth until his retirement with emeritus status in 1940. During World War I, Hull served as a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army Ordnance Department, staying on with the department as a consulting physicist after the war. As a researcher, Hull was best known for his work in atomic theory, quantum theory, optics, and the pressure of light . In 1936, he published "Survey of Modern Physics," followed in 1948, by the textbook "Elementary Modern Physics." Hull died on October 7, 1956.

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Gordon Hull papers

Identifier: ML-47
Date(s): 1879 to 1955
Abstract Gordon Ferrie Hull, physicist, professor of physics at Dartmouth College and lieutenant colonel in the U.S Army Ordnance Department. Dartmouth College Honorary Degree 1908. Contains correspondence with noted scientists, laboratory and classroom notebooks, typescripts of articles and books, technical papers, photographs, glass plate negatives, course outlines, student theses and grade books relating to the study and teaching of physics, his military service during and after WWI and his work...
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