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William M. Fairbank

William Martin Fairbank (24 February 1917 in Minneapolis – 30 September 1989 in Palo Alto) was an American physicist known in particular for his work on liquid helium.

Fairbank obtained his A. B. degree from Whitman College (1939) and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University (1948) under the supervision of C. T. Lane. He then went on to a productive academic career.[1][2]


Web Resources

  • Obituary from the New York Times
  • National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir
  • William M. Fairbank Papers


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