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Corben, Herbert Charles, 1914-2000 (physicist)



  • Existence: 1914 - 2000


Born 18 April 1914, in Dorsetshire, England, and raised in Melbourne, Australia. Educated at the University of Melbourne and the University of Cambridge (PhD). He taught physics at various institutions in the United States and Canada including the Carnegie Institute Technology, Pittsburgh, Cleveland State University and Scarborough College, University of Toronto, Canada. His main works included 'The struggle to understand: a history of human wonder and discover' (1991) and 'Classical Mechanics' (1994). Died 17 March 2000, Pascagoula, Mississippi.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:


Letter of Herbert Charles Corben, physicist, to his wife and family, Mar. 1953

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.9750/213
Scope and Contents From the Fonds:

Comprises single items or small collections, chiefly correspondence, donated to or purchased by Cambridge University Library. Together with a number of items and fragments found in Cambridge University Library books and bindings.

Dates: Mar. 1953
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