In honor of Jesse Wakefield Beams

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Tree species:
Zelkova serrata 'Village Green'
Common name:
Village Green Zelkova
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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)


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