- Henry Gale
Henry Gordon Gale (
September 12, 1874- November 16, 1942) was an American astrophysicistand author.
Gale was born in
Aurora, Illinois. During World War Ihe served in the United States and France, obtaining the rank of lieutenant coloneland receiving the Legion of Honor. He was married to children's author Agnes Gale, with whom he had a daughter, Beatrice.
Gale was educated at the
University of Chicagowhere he received his Ph.D. in physicsin 1899. He served on the faculty of the University until his retirement in 1940, by which time he was chairman of the physics department. His work in astrophysicswas divided between the University of Chicago and the Mount Wilson Observatoryin Pasadena, California. In 1909, he was badly burned while working at the Observatory and hospitalized for two months.
Gale was editor of the "
Astrophysical Journal" from 1912 to 1940, and authored several books and papers, including "First Course in Physics" (with Robert Millikan), a textbook that was used as a standard in many schools.
* [http://www.aip.org/history/ead/chicago_gale/20010100_content.html Guide to the Henry Gordon Gale Papers, 1889-1948 (inclusive)]
* [http://genealogytrails.com/ill/whiteside/biomillikan.html Robert Andrews Millikan biography]
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