In honor of Jesse Wakefield Beams

bark leaf


Click to
view on map.

Tree species:
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
Common name:
Village Green Zelkova
Location:
Physics
Date planted:
1980

Jesse Wakefield Beams received a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Virginia in 1926. He was chairman of the physics department at the university from 1948-1962. During this time he also held the Francis H. Smith chair in physics. He received many awards in his career; in 1967 he was awarded the National Medal of Science.



(Sean Kirkpatrick, The Daily Progress, July 24th, 1977)

 

E-mail comments to: haw2x@virginia.edu
Last Modified: Thursday, 06-Nov-2003 09:29:59 EST
© Copyright 2003 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia