Robert Williams Wood papers
Scope and Contents
Collection of physicist, Robert Williams Wood, contains a small amount of correspondence, printed biographical material, and copies of reports and proceedings from scientific societies dating from 1927-1942. Of interest are photographs of gratings and of the interaction of shock waves.
- Wood, Robert Williams, 1868-1955 (Person)
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This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.
Collection is open for use.
Conditions Governing Use
Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.
Biographical / Historical
Robert Williams Wood was an American physicist. He was born in Concord, Massachusetts, May 2, 1868. As a graduate student (1891-1892) at Johns Hopkins University, Wood studied under professor of physics, Henry A. Rowland. Dr. Wood returned to teach at Hopkins in 1901 and was eventually appointed professor of experimental physics, a post he held until his retirement in 1938. His research was largely in the fields of physical optics and spectroscopy, and he is well-known for his early work with diffraction gratings which led to a new process of color photography. During the two world wars, he made contributions to technical warfare. Robert Williams Wood died in Long Island, NY August 11, 1955.
0.47 Cubic Feet (1 legal size document box)
Language of Materials
Collection of physicist, Robert Williams Wood, contains a small amount of correspondence, printed biographical material, and copies of reports and proceedings from scientific societies dating from 1927-1942.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was received from the Physics Department in 1971.
Finding aid prepared by Cynthia H. Requardt.
- Robert Williams Wood papers
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- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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