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Education

  • Williams College, B. A., Physics, 1944; Garfield scholarship; Tyng fellowship.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  S. B., Electrical Eng., 1944.
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  S.M., Electrical Eng., 1947. Thesis: “A storage tube dielectric surface for secondary electron control.”  Supervisor: Professor Jay Forrester. See also JRM paper #0.  
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, graduate study in physics, 1947-1948.
  • Oxford University, Rhodes Scholar; (sixth MIT Rhodes Scholar since 1931 when the records started); Massachusetts and New College, 1948-1950; D.Phil., Physics, 1950. Thesis: "Some problems of ferromagnetic resonance." Supervisors: Professors J. H. E. Griffiths and M. H. L. Pryce.
  • Oxford University, D.Sc., 1967, based on internal and external reviews of JRM published papers.
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