Frederick Seitz, US physicist

Frederick Seitz, US physicist

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Credit: EMILIO SEGRE VISUAL ARCHIVES/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PHYSICS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Caption: Frederick Seitz (1911-2008), US physicist, talking at a meeting of the Corporate Associates of the American Institute of Physics (AIP). Seitz studied at Stanford University and then Princeton University. He helped pioneer the new field of solid-state physics, publishing 'The Modern Theory of Solids' (1940). Most of his career was spent at the University of Illinois, from 1949 to 1964. He was president of the United States National Academy of Sciences from 1962 to 1969. His awards included the Franklin Medal (1965), the AIP's Compton Award (1970), and the National Medal of Science (1973). Photographed on 28 October 1958.

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