(left to right): W. Cook, J.M. Smoot, Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde (1903-1989), Hobert Cutler Dickinson (1875-1949), C.W. Yost, and Russell Burton Scott (1902-1967)

ID: SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0029]

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Form/Genre: Black-and-white photographs

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Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0029

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Summary

This research group at the U.S. National Bureau of Standards (NBS) headed by Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde (1903-1989) was the first to liquefy helium gas. Ferdinand Graft Brickwedde (1903-1989), who was co-discoverer of deuterium (with Harold C. Urey and George M. Murphy), worked at U.S. National Bureau of Standards from 1920s until 1956, when he became professor of physics and Dean at Pennsylvania State University. Physicist Russell Burton Scott (1902-1967) worked on cryogenics at NBS, 1928-1965.

Subject

  • Brickwedde, F. G (Ferdinand Graft) 1903-
  • Cook, W
  • Dickinson, Hobart Cutler 1875-1949
  • Scott, Russell B (Russell Burton) 1902-
  • Smoot, J.M
  • Yost, C.W
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • United States Bureau of Standards

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 90-105, Science Service Records, Image No. SIA2008-0029

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  • Liquid helium
  • Physics
  • Low temperature research

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Black-and-white photographs

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SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0029]

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