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Robert Pound dies at age 90

  1. Apr 20, 2010 #1

    jtbell

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    He and Glen Rebka first observed the gravitational redshift of light in a terrestrial laboratory. He was also involved in the discovery of nuclear magnetic resonance. Amazingly, although he was on the Harvard faculty for many years and even served as physics department chairman, he never earned a Ph.D.!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/20/us/20pound.html
     
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  3. Apr 20, 2010 #2

    Ivan Seeking

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    Wow, interesting.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2010 #3
    Thanks JT for letting us know this. I dearly love this kind of scientist. RIP
     
  5. Apr 20, 2010 #4

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    He had a great sense of humor and was an engaging speaker late into life. His slide show on his days at the Rad Lab and subsequent discovery of NMR with Purcell right after the war were spellbinding.
     
  6. Apr 20, 2010 #5

    George Jones

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    Fascinating.
     
  7. Apr 21, 2010 #6

    Ivan Seeking

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    Amazing, he even had a unit of measure and a cake named after him.
     
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  8. Apr 21, 2010 #7

    jtbell

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    And a unit of currency!
     
  9. Apr 21, 2010 #8

    Evo

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    "Did you try whacking it?"

    Thanks for posting that jt, very interesting man.
     
  10. Apr 21, 2010 #9

    Jonathan Scott

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    Perhaps we should change that to "Did you try Pounding it" in his honour.
     
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