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Norton, John T.


Biographical Note

John T. Norton, 1898-1989, SB in physics, 1918, ScD 1932, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), joined the MIT staff as a research associate in 1920, and was appointed assistant professor of physics in 1926. He became associate professor of metallurgy in 1930 and professor of the physics of metals in 1941. During World War II he was head of the Radiographic Laboratory at MIT. Norton served as chair of the faculty, 1956-1958, and was acting dean of the graduate school in 1961. When he retired from MIT in 1964 Norton co founded AMRAY, Inc., in Bedford, Mass., which manufactured scientific instruments. His field of research was the application of physical methods, particularly x-ray techniques, to the study of the science of metals. Norton's father, Charles L. Norton, was a member of the MIT physics faculty from 1893 to 1939; his brother, Frederick H. Norton, was a faculty member in the MIT Department of Physics, 1923 to 1931, and in the Department of Metallurgy, 1933 to 1962.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

John T. Norton papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MC-0415
Scope and Contents of the Collection

The collection contains John T. Norton's course notes, problem sets, quizzes, and lab projects from classes Norton taught in X-ray Metallography (3.50) and Materials Science II (3.51), 1950-1964. Also includes correspondence about consulting work, and writings about metallurgy and x-ray metallurgy.

Dates: 1936 - 1966