Div. of Radiation and Organisms Established

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Summary

Secretary Charles Greeley Abbot establishes the Division of Radiation and Organisms. Its function is to investigate the effects of radiation upon living organisms, mainly plants, and the division works with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory. The original Division of Astrophysical Research is devoted to Solar Radiation Problems.

Subject

  • Abbot, C. G (Charles Greeley) b. 1872
  • Division of Radiation and Organisms
  • Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory)
  • Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1953. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1954, p. 121.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 122-23.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1929. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1930, p. 9-10.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

May 1, 1929

Topic

  • Plants
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Solar radiation
  • Astrophysics
  • New Divisions
  • Radiation Biology Laboratory
  • Astrophysics
  • Botany
  • New Divisions
  • Research
  • Solar radiation

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