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TitlePrinceton University, 1968
DateMar-May 1968
LevelFile
Extent1 file
FormatDocument
DescriptionCorrespondence covering the period when Dan McKenzie was employed as a lecturer at Princeton University, New Jersey, USA, March-May 1968.

Correspondents and subjects include:

MARCH 1968
Map of the Princeton Campus, [n.d.]; copy letter from McKenzie to Timothy Shirtcliffe, Physics Department, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, expressing his interest in working with Shirtcliffe at Imperial, but detailing likely problems including that he has yet to be awarded a Fellowship, 5 March 1968, includes reply from Shirtcliffe describing his qualifications and experience, 14 March 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Owen Martin Phillips, Professor of Geophysical Mechanics, Department of Mechanics, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, kindly refusing the offer to join Phillips' department as he is determined to return to England, 6 March 1968; D H Weir, Secretary of the ICI and Turner & Newall Research Fellowships Committee, informing McKenzie that his Fellowship funding application for Imperial College has been unsuccessful, 12 March 1968; Edward 'Teddy' Bullard, head of the Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, England, wondering if McKenzie wishes to renew his Fellowship from King's College, 20 March 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Michael James Lighthill, Royal Society Research Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, England, expressing his disappointment that his Fellowship application has been rejected, 29 March 1968;

APRIL 1968
Copy letter from McKenzie to Timothy Shirtcliffe, Physics Department, Victoria University of Wellington, regretting that his Fellowship application to Imperial has been turned down, suggests Shirtcliffe contact Teddy Bullard at Cambridge University instead, 1 April 1968; Edmund Leach, Provost, King's College Cambridge [University of Cambridge], England, wanting to know McKenzie's plans, 1 April 1968*; Edward 'Teddy' Bullard, Department of Geodesy and Geophysics, University of Cambridge, offering McKenzie a place to continue his work at Cambridge, 2 April 1968; Don Lynn Anderson, Director, Seismological Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, USA, expressing his sympathies over McKenzie's rejection from Imperial, and his return to Caltech in March 1969, 3 April 1968; Michael James Lighthill, Royal Society Research Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, shocked to learn that McKenzie has been rejected for an ICI Fellowship, 9 April 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Edmund Leach, Provost, King's College, Cambridge, explaining his decision to apply for a post-doctoral Fellowship at Imperial College and welcoming the possibility of an extension to his Fellowship at King's as long as he could obtain a permanent university post, 17 April 1968; copy letter from McKenzie to Michael James Lighthill, Royal Society Research Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, considering Lighthill's offer of lecturing post at Imperial, 17 April 1968; Alan Smith, Department of Geology, University of Cambridge, England, detailing his work on continental drift and seafloor spreading, 22 April 1968; Robert 'Bob' Parker, Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, La Jolla Laboratories, University of California, San Diego, USA, has been busy working as a consultant to Bill Menard, during which he has found unusual magnetic features in the South Pacific, [n.d.].

MAY 1968
Nigel Weiss, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, social catch-up, changes at Cambridge, 6 May 1968; Frank W Beales, [Professor of Geology, University of Toronto, Canada], wishes to meet up with McKenzie whilst he is in Cambridge as he is researching continental drift but lacks the facility with mathematics which McKenzie possesses, 8 May 1968; Michael James Lighthill, Royal Society Research Professor, Imperial College of Science and Technology, has been appointed Lucasian Professor at Cambridge which will change any future plans, 29 April 1968, with short, copy reply from McKenzie, 10 May 1968; Max Wyss, [PhD student at California Institute of Technology, USA], has been studying an earthquake which has caused a displacement on three other faults, 11 May 1968; Tanya Atwater, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego, USA, asks McKenzie to run off a copy of Xavier Le Pichon's paper as it is difficult to get hold of, [n.d.]; Owen Martin Phillips, Professor of Geophysical Mechanics, John Hopkins University, pleased to have met McKenzie and hopes to see him at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) meeting, 12 March 1968, with short copy reply from McKenzie regretting that he missed Phillips at the AGU and is busy preparing to leave for England, 10 May 1968; Sydney P Clark jnr, Department of Geology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, McKenzie's planned talk to the faculty, 13 May 1968; Edmund Leach, Provost, King's College Cambridge, requesting more information from McKenzie as to his activities for the last year as Teddy Bullard is being unhelpful, 15 May 1968, with copy reply from McKenzie asking for an extension to his Fellowship, 21 May 1968; Carl Bowin, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Massachusetts, USA, sending eastern Mediterranean gravity charts, 13 May 1968, with short, copy reply from McKenzie arranging a visit, 21 May 1968; Sydney P Clark jnr, Department of Geology, Yale University, McKenzie's planned talk to the faculty, 18 April 1938, with two short, copy replies from McKenzie, 10 & 21 May 1968; Nigel Weiss, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, praising the latest draft of McKenzie's paper, two of his PhD students working on convection and a computer program which could be used for models of the Earth's mantle, wonders if McKenzie would be interested in joining them, 30 May 1968.
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Administrative HistoryOn graduating with a PhD from the University of Cambridge in November 1966, McKenzie spent periods of the next three years as visiting fellow or associate at a number of American universities. Between March-May 1968 McKenzie was employed as a lecturer at the Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences, Princeton University, New Jersey, USA.
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ArchNoteDescription by Caroline Lam
CreatorNameMCKENZIE | Dan Peter | 1942- | geophysicist
LIGHTHILL | Sir | [Michael] James | 1924-1998 | applied mathematician and university administrator
ATWATER | Tanya | 1942- | geophysicist and marine geologist
BEALES | Frank W | 1919-2004 | geologist
BOWIN | Carl Otto | 1934- | geologist and geophysicist
BULLARD | Sir | Edward 'Teddy' Crisp | 1907-1980 | marine geophysicist
CLARK | Sydney Procter | 1929- | geologist
LEACH | Sir | Edmund | 1910-1989 | social anthropologist
LIGHTHILL | Sir | [Michael] James | 1924-1998 | applied mathematician and university administrator
PARKER | Robert Ladislav | 1942- | geophysicist and mathematician
PHILLIPS | Owen Martin | 1930-2010 | oceanographer
SMITH | Alan Gilbert | 1937-2017 | geologist
WEISS | Nigel Oscar | 1936- | astronomer and mathematician
WYSS | Max | 1939- | seismologist and geophysicist
Persons
CodePersonNameDates
DS/UK/1192MCKENZIE; Dan Peter (1942-); geophysicist1942-
DS/UK/1221PARKER; Robert Ladislav (1942-); geophysicist and mathematician1942-
DS/UK/1204LIGHTHILL; Sir; [Michael] James (1924-1998); applied mathematician and university administrator1924-1998
DS/UK/864BULLARD; Sir; Edward Crisp (1907-1980); marine geophysicist1907-1980
DS/UK/1230LEACH; Sir; Edmund (1910-1989); social anthropologist1910-1989
DS/UK/1193SMITH; Alan Gilbert (1937-2017); geologist1937-2017
DS/UK/1200WEISS; Nigel Oscar (1936-); astronomer and mathematician1936-
DS/UK/1228WYSS; Max (1939-); seismologist and geophysicist1939-
DS/UK/1231ATWATER; Tanya (1942-); geophysicist and marine geologist1942-
DS/UK/1229PHILLIPS; Owen Martin (1930-2010); oceanographer1930-2010
DS/UK/1232CLARK; Sydney Procter (1929-); geologist1929-
DS/UK/1233BOWIN; Carl Otto (1934-); geologist and geophysicist1934-
DS/UK/1253BEALES; Frank W (1919-2004); geologist1919-2004
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