Joseph Oakland Hirschfelder was an American physicist who participated in the Manhattan Project and in the creation of the nuclear bomb. Robert Oppenheimer assembled a team at the Los Alamos Laboratory to work on plutonium gun design Thin Man, that included senior engineer Edwin McMillan and senior physicists Charles Critchfield and Joseph Hirschfelder. Hirschfelder had been working on internal ballistics. Oppenheimer led the design effort himself until June 1943, when Navy Captain William Sterling Parsons arrived took over the Ordnance and Engineering Division and direct management of the "Thin Man" project. Hirschfelder was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a group leader in theoretical physics and ordnance at the Los Alamos Atomic Bomb Laboratory, chief phenomenologist at the nuclear bomb tests at Bikini, the founder of the Theoretical Chemistry Institute and the Homer Adkins professor emeritus of chemistry at the University of Wisconsin. Hirschfelder was a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
He was awarded the National Medal of Science from President Gerald Ford “for his fundamental contributions to atomic and molecular quantum mechanics, the theory of the rates of chemical reactions, the structure and properties of gases and liquids”. The National Academies Press called him "one of the leading figures in theoretical chemistry during the period 1935–90". In 1991 an award was established in his name by the University of Wisconsin's Theoretical Chemistry Institute – the annual Joseph O. Hirschfelder Prize in Theoretical Chemistry, he was an elected member of the International Academy of Quantum Molecular Science. His book Molecular theory of gases and liquids is an authoritative text on the kinetic theories of gases and liquids. Hirschfelder was born in Baltimore, the son of a Jewish couple, Arthur Douglas and May Rosalie, he completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Minnesota from 1927 to 1929 and at Yale University from 1929 to 1931. Hirschfelder received doctorates in physics and chemistry from Princeton University under the direction of Eugene Wigner, Henry Eyring and Hugh Stott Taylor.
He worked as a Postdoctoral fellow with John von Neumann for a year after his PhD at the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1937, he moved to University of Wisconsin and stayed there until retirement in 1981, except during the world war II. 1953 - elected to the National Academy of Sciences 1959 - elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 1965 - elected to the Norwegian Royal Society 1966 - the Peter Debye Award from the American Chemical Society 1966 - the Alfred C. Egerton Gold Medal of the Combustion Institute 1976 - the National Medal of Science 1978 - honorary degree from Marquette University 1980 - honorary degree the University of Southern California 1981 - elected to the Royal Society of Chemistry of Great Britain 1981 - the Silver Medal of the American Society of Mechanical EngineersJoseph O. Hirschfelder Prize is awarded annually by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin in honor of Hirschfelder. Joseph O. Hirschfelder at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
Notre Dame-Bishop Gibbons High School is a private, Roman Catholic middle and high school in Schenectady, New York. It is located within the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany. Enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is 285 students; the 2016-2017 tuition is $6,331, $6,791, $7,351. Bishop Gibbons High School was established in 1958 as an all-boys school. Bishop Gibbons was founded by the Irish Christian brothers. Notre Dame High School was established in the 1959 as an all-girls high school. Bishop Gibbons and Notre Dame merged in 1975, they won the Class B NYSPHSAA State Men’s Cross Country Championship in 2012, their first state championship in school history. The school principal is Kiante Jones. Jim Tedisco and Antonio Delgado both attended Bishop Gibbons. Current Website
Daisy Ann Peterkin, known by the stage name Mlle. Dazie, was an American vaudeville and Ziegfeld Follies dancer at the turn of the 20th century, she was a toe-dancer. She was born September 1884 in St. Louis. Dazie's first appearance in vaudeville was as "Le Domino Rouge" in an act. After she got rid of the mask, she was billed as "Mlle. Dazie" and it was under this name that she appeared in the Ziegfeld Follies, she toured the B. F. Keith Circuit in a ballet pantomime, L'Amour d'Artiste, headlined the Palace in 1917 in another ballet pantomime directed by Herbert Brenon, she headlined The Garden of Punchinello ballet directed by Herbert Brenon at the Palace. She appeared in La Belle Paree, her last stage performance was in Aphrodite, in 1919. She married Cornelius Fellowes, president of the St. Nicholas Hygeia Ice Company and son of a famous horseman. A prize winning racehorse named, she died on August 1952 in Miami Beach. Gladys Brockwell played Mlle. Dazie in the silent film Spangles, 1926; the Belle of New York, 22 January 1900 Ziegfeld Follies of 1907, 8 July 1907 Ziegfeld Follies of 1908, 15 June 1908 La Belle Paree / Bow-Sing / Tortajada, 20 March 1911 La Belle Paree, 11 September 1911 The Merry Countess, 20 August 1912 Maid in America, 18 February 1915 Aphrodite, 24 November 1919 The Black Panther's Cub, 1921 Mademoiselle Dazie at the Internet Broadway Database