William M. Fairbank

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1917 – 1989

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Who was William M. Fairbank?

William Martin Fairbank was an American physicist known in particular for his work on liquid helium.

Fairbank obtained his A. B. degree from Whitman College and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University under the supervision of C. T. Lane. He then went on to a productive academic career.

Assistant Professor of Physics, Amherst College, 1947–1952

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, Duke University, 1952–1959

Professor to Max H. Stein Professor of Physics, Stanford University 1959–1985

Emeritus Professor of Physics, Stanford University 1985–1989

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Born
Feb 24, 1917
Minneapolis
Also known as
  • William Fairbank
  • William Martin Fairbank
Nationality
  • United States of America
Education
  • PhD, Yale University
    Physics
    ( - 1948)
  • Bachelor of Arts, Whitman College
    ( - 1939)
Lived in
  • California
    (1959 - 1989/09/30)
Died
Sep 30, 1989
Palo Alto

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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