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Purcell, Edward M.



  • Existence: August 30, 1912 - March 7, 1997

Biographical Information

Edward Mills Purcell graduated in electrical engineering from Purdue University in 1933. He received his Ph. D. from Harvard University in 1938 and worked as a physics instructor and later became professor of physics. He also served as the Head of the Fundementals Development Group for the Radiation Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was also a fellow of the President's Science Advisory Committee under President Eisenhower and President Kennedy.

Citation (2017). E. M. Purcell - Biographical.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Purcell, Edward M., November 20, 1970

 Sub-Series — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2, Series 1, Sub-Series 35
Scope and Contents One oral history interview with Edward M. Purcell by Robert B. Eckles.
Dates: November 20, 1970

Purdue University Office of Publications Oral History Program collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSO 2
Scope and Contents The Purdue Office of Publications Oral History Program collection documents Purdue University history through oral history interviews with Purdue University professors and administrators. Types of materials include: printed material, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, compact discs, and digital materials. Interview topics include Purdue history and changes in administration and academic departments.
Dates: 1969 - 1989; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1972