Erwin Hiebert's doctoral students

We list below doctoral students advised by Erwin Hiebert. For each we give a title and date for their Ph.D. and the University awarding the degree. For those where a second supervisor was involved, we give the second supervisor's name.


  1. Student: Frederick Andrew White.
    Thesis title: Significant Contributions of American Industrial Research Laboratories in the Development of Analytical Instruments for the Physical Sciences 1900-1950.
    Date of thesis: 1959.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1960.
    Number of pages: 636.

  2. Student: Ollin Junior Drennan.
    Thesis title: Electrolytic Solution Theory: Foundations of Modern Thermodynamical Considerations.
    Date of thesis: 1961.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1961.
    Number of pages: 432.

  3. Student: Bernard Storrs Finn.
    Thesis title: Developments in Thermoelectricity, 1850-1920.
    Date of thesis: 1963.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1963.
    Number of pages: 410.

  4. Student: James Brookes Spencer.
    Thesis title: An Historical Investigation of the Zeeman Effect (1896-1913).
    Date of thesis: 1964.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1964.
    Number of pages: 596.

  5. Student: Clifford Lawrence Maier.
    Thesis title: The Role of Spectroscopy in the Acceptance of an Internally Structured Atom 1860-1920.
    Date of thesis: 1964.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Microfilms. A Xerox Company, 1975.
    Number of pages: 601.

  6. Student: Michael J Crowe.
    Thesis title: The History of the Idea of a Vectorial System to 1910.
    Date of thesis: 1965.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1965.
    Number of pages: 1232.

  7. Student: Edward Eugene Daub.
    Thesis title: Rudolf Clausius and the Nineteenth Century Theory of Heat.
    Date of thesis: 1966.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1966.
    Number of pages: 426.

  8. Student: Joan Lisa Bromberg.
    Thesis title: Maxwell's Concept of Electric Displacement.
    Date of thesis: 1967.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Second Supervisor: Robert S Cohen.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1967.
    Number of pages: 470.

  9. Student: Carolyn Merchant Iltis.
    Thesis title: The Controversy over Living Force: Leibniz to D'Alembert.
    Date of thesis: 1967.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Microfilms. A Xerox Company, 1970.
    Number of pages: 806.

  10. Student: Thomas William Hawkins.
    Thesis title: The Origin and Early Development of Lebesgue's Theory of Integration.
    Date of thesis: 1968.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968.
    Number of pages: 734.

  11. Student: Roger Harry Stuewer.
    Thesis title: The History of the Compton Effect.
    Date of thesis: 1968.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968.
    Number of pages: 1140.

  12. Student: Robert James McRae.
    Thesis title: The Origin of the Conception of the Continuous Spectrum of Heat and Light.
    Date of thesis: 1969.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969.
    Number of pages: 878.

  13. Student: Mary Jo Nye.
    Thesis title: Jean Perrin and Molecular Reality.
    Date of thesis: 1970.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1970.
    Number of pages: 720.

  14. Student: Henry G Small.
    Thesis title: The Helium Atom in the Old Quantum Theory.
    Date of thesis: 1971.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Microfilms. A Xerox Company, 1975.
    Number of pages: 417.

  15. Student: Thaddeus Joseph Trenn.
    Thesis title: The Rise and Early Development of the Disintegration Theory of Radiation.
    Date of thesis: 1971.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1971.
    Number of pages: 376.

  16. Student: Joseph Warren Dauben.
    Thesis title: The Early Development of Cantorian Set Theory.
    Date of thesis: 1972.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1972.
    Number of pages: Unnumbered.

  17. Student: Donald Franklin Moyer.
    Thesis title: The Use of Dynamics as the Basis of Physical Theory by British Theoretical Physicists in the Latter Half of the nineteenth Century.
    Date of thesis: 1973.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973.
    Number of pages: 1226.

  18. Student: Gisela Kutzbach.
    Thesis title: The Genesis of the Thermal Theory of Cyclones.
    Date of thesis: 1973.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1973.
    Number of pages: 642.

  19. Student: David Hargreave.
    Thesis title: Thomas Young's Theory of Vision: Its Roots, Development and Acceptance by the British Scientific Community.
    Date of thesis: 1973.
    University: University of Wisconsin.
    Thesis Published: University of Wisconsin-Madison, University Microfilms. A Xerox Company, 1987.
    Number of pages: 1050.

  20. Student: Frederick George Gregory.
    Thesis title: Scientific Materialism in Nineteenth Century Germany.
    Date of thesis: 1973.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1973.
    Number of pages: 920.

  21. Student: Jed Zachary Buchwald.
    Thesis title: Matter, the Medium and the Electric Current: A History of Electricity and Magnetism from 1842 to 1895.
    Date of thesis: 1974.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1974.
    Number of pages: 1226.

  22. Student: Susan Presswood Wright.
    Thesis title: Henri Poincaré: A Developmental Study of the Philosophical and Scientific Thought.
    Date of thesis: 1975.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing, 1975.
    Number of pages: 1064.

  23. Student: Keith Alfred Nier.
    Thesis title: The Emergence of Physics in Nineteenth Century Britain as a Socially Organized Category of Knowledge: Preliminary Studies.
    Date of thesis: 1975.
    University: Harvard University.

  24. Student: Craig Steven Zwerling.
    Thesis title: The Emergence of the École Normale Supérieure as a Center of Scientific Education in Nineteenth Century France.
    Date of thesis: 1976.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Garland, New York, 1990.
    Number of pages: 362.

  25. Student: Lorraine Jenifer Daston.
    Thesis title: The Reasonable Calculus: Classical Probability Theory 1650-1840.
    Date of thesis: 1979.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Unpublished.

  26. Student: Barbara Reeves Buck.
    Thesis title: Italian Physicists and Their Institutions 1861-1911.
    Date of thesis: 1980.
    University: Harvard University.
    Note: This thesis also appears with the author named as Barbara Jane Reeves.

  27. Student: Joan Livingston Richards.
    Thesis title: Non-Euclidean Geometry in Nineteenth Century England: A Study in Changing Perceptions of Mathematical Truth.
    Date of thesis: 1980.
    University: Harvard University.

  28. Student: Peter Louis Galison.
    Thesis title: How Experiments End: Three Case Studies on the Interaction of Experiment and Theory in 20th Century Physics.
    Date of thesis: 1981.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: University of Chicago Press, 1987.
    Number of pages: 330.

  29. Student: Neil H Wasserman.
    Thesis title: The Bohr-Kramers-Slater Paper and the Development of the Quantum Theory of Radiation in the Work of Niels Bohr.
    Date of thesis: 1981.
    University: Harvard University.

  30. Student: Seyyed Mohammed Haghi.
    Thesis title: Matter, Life, Consciousness: The Interrelation of Science, Religion and Reality in the Philosophy of Henri Bergson.
    Date of thesis: 1983.
    University: Harvard University.
    Second Supervisor: Wilfred C Smith.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, 1983.
    Number of pages: 756.

  31. Student: Richard Lynn Kremer.
    Thesis title: The Thermodynamics of Life and Experimental Physiology 1770-1880.
    Date of thesis: 1984.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: University Microfilms, 1986.
    Number of pages: 512.

  32. Student: Maila L Walter.
    Thesis title: Science and Cultural Crisis: An Intellectual Biography of Percy Williams Bridgman.
    Date of thesis: 1985.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Stanford University Press, 1990.
    Number of pages: 362.

  33. Student: Gilbert Franklin Whittemore.
    Thesis title: The National Committee on Radiation Protection 1928-1960: From Professional Guidelines to Government Regulation.
    Date of thesis: 1986.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University, 1986.
    Number of pages: 1344.

  34. Student: Sara Schechner Genuth.
    Thesis title: From Monstrous Signs to Natural Causes: The Assimilation of Comet Lore into Natural Philosophy.
    Date of thesis: 1988.
    University: Harvard University.
    Second Supervisors: I Bernard Cohen and Owen J Gingerich.
    Thesis Published: UMI, 1989.
    Number of pages: 656.

  35. Student: Diana Kormos Barkan.
    Thesis title: Walther Nernst and the Transition to Modern Physical Chemistry.
    Date of thesis: 1990.
    University: Harvard University.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University , 1990.
    Number of pages: 944.
    See also: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 302 pages.

  36. Student: Dong-Won Kim.
    Thesis title: The Emergence of the Cavendish School: An Early History of the Cavendish Laboratory 1871-1900.
    Date of thesis: 1991.
    University: Harvard University.
    Second Supervisor: Silvan S Schweber.
    Thesis Published: Harvard University , 1991.
    Number of pages: 602.

  37. Student: Skuli Sigurdsson.
    Thesis title: Hermann Weyl, Mathematics and Physics 1900-1927.
    Date of thesis: 1991.
    University: Harvard University.
    Second Supervisor: Silvan S Schweber.
    Number of pages: 307.

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