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Kenneth Case, 1987. Photo by John Sholtis

Case, Kenneth M. (1923-2006) was an applied physicist who made major advances in theoretical physics, applied and mathematical physics, and national defense while at Harvard University, the Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS), the University of Rochester, the University of Michigan, and the Rockefeller University, and as a member of Jason (a longtime collaboration of eminent physicists). While still an undergraduate, Case did significant research as a participant in the Manhattan Project, the World War II program to create the world’s first nuclear weapon.

See also National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoirs

Years at The Rockefeller University: 1969-1988; emeritus 1988-2006


Kenneth M. Case


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