Biography and History

Lincoln Gilmore Smith earned a graduate degree from Princeton University in 1937 before joining the staff of the University where he served as a professor of physics until 1946. In 1946, Smith became an associate professor at the University of Michigan; and, in 1948, he joined the staff of the Brookhaven National Laboratory. While holding these various positions, Smith researched topics such as electron impact phenomena, infrared spectroscopy, and shock waves. Lincoln Smith returned to Princeton in 1957 to work on improving the mass spectrometer, and continued with this work until his death in 1972.

Source: From the finding aid for C1205