Curriculum Vitae

Theodore Dunham, Jr.  Physicist, Astronomer, and Physician December 17, 1897  - April 3, 1984

Theodore Dunham, Jr.
Physicist, Astronomer, and Physician
December 17, 1897 – April 3, 1984

Born:
December 17, 1897 – New York, New York

Died:
April 3, 1984 – Chocorua, New Hampshire

Education:

  • A.B., summa cum laude, chemistry, Harvard 1921
  • M.D., Cornell 1925
  • M.A., physics, Princeton 1926
  • Ph.D., physics, Princeton 1927

Appointments & Activities:

  • Licensed Physician and Surgeon, New York State 1925-84
  • National Research Council, Mount Wilson Observatory 1927-29 — Fellow in Physics
  • Mount Wilson Observatory, Carnegie Institution of Washington 1928-36 — Assistant Astronomer 1936-47 — Astronomer
  • Princeton University 1935-36 — Associate Professor (half-time)
  • National Geographic Society May-June 1937 — Member, U. S. Navy Eclipse Expedition to Canton Island
  • Oxford University 1938-39 — Research Associate
  • Fund for Astrophysical Research, Inc. 1936-84 — Scientific Director 1970-84 — Trustee 1970-71 — Vice President 1971-84 — President
  • Office of Scientific Research and Development 1940-42 — Member, Section on Instruments 1942-45 — Chief, Section 16.1, Optical Instruments
  • Harvard College Observatory 1947-54 — Research Associate
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology 1947-48 — Research Associate (part-time)
  • Harvard Medical School 1946-48 — Henry E. Warren Fellow in Surgery
  • Peter Bent Brigham Hospital 1946-48 — Associate in Surgery
  • Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester 1948-49 — Intern in Medicine
  • University of Rochester, Institute of Optics and Department of Medicine 1949-57 — Research Associate
  • Australian National University, Department of Astronomy 1957-64 — Reader in Optics and Personal Professor
  • University of Tasmania, Department of Physics 1965-70 — Senior Research Fellow
  • National Science Foundation 1967-68 — Senior Fellow
  • Harvard College Observatory 1971-84 — Honorary Associate