Albert Baez
American physicist
Albert Baez
Albert Vinicio Baez, Ph.D. was a prominent Mexican-American physicist, and the father of singers Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña. He was born in Puebla, Mexico, and his family moved to the United States when he was two years old because his father was a Methodist minister. Baez grew up in Brooklyn and considered becoming a minister before turning to mathematics and physics.
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Katonah's Bohlander makes presence felt at Maryland - The Journal News | LoHud.com
Google News - over 5 years
Albert Baez earned the team's highest honor as the league's Pitcher of the Year, while Austin Groves and Kevin McQuade garnered All-Skyline first team distinction. Matt Paz and Mark Donahue received second team recognition
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They Die, We Die: An essay on life and… - Salem-News.Com
Google News - over 5 years
About a month before Halberstam died, American physicist Albert Baez died. I'd never heard of him but there was a surprising connection. His two daughters were Joan and Mimi. (I don't need to tell you who Joan Baez is). Mimi was married to Richard
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Dodge A's defeat Hays, stay unbeaten at home - Dodge City Daily Globe
Google News - over 5 years
The A's starting pitcher Albert Baez (Purchase College), pitched a scoreless first, but then ran into some trouble in the second when the Larks MacKenzie Handel's single scored a run. Hays added another run to the scoreboard before Dodge collected the
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齊豫- Diamonds and Rust - 聯合新聞網
Google News - over 5 years
瓊出生在紐約,父親為著名墨西哥裔美國物理學家Albert Baez,母親為蘇格蘭裔Joan Bridge Baez;瓊有一姐一妹。瓊育有一子,名Gabriel Harris。 瓊的很多作品都與時事和社會問題有關,並於1960年代活躍於反戰運動,並在當時交往了著名民歌手巴布·狄倫,唯兩人戀情不長,因
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A's bring 'local flare' to Dodge City - Dodge City Daily Globe
Google News - over 5 years
Dodge City Athletics' pitcher Albert Baez is one of six players on the 2011 roster who have played for the A's in the past. By Ryan Buchan Many summer-collegiate baseball teams in the National Baseball Congress have players coming from all over the
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A's optimistic about upcoming season - Dodge City Daily Globe
Google News - over 5 years
This year, catcher Rick Lesperance, infielder/pitcher Will Hagel, pitchers CJ Bula and Albert Baez come back along with Castiglione. Pitcher David Saiz did not play with the A's in 2010, but was on the 2009 roster. “I want to help the team the best I
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Eight Rams Named All-Conference for Baseball - Farmingdale Rams
Google News - almost 6 years
The Skyline coaches also selected Albert Baez of Purchase as Pitcher of the Year, Old Westbury's Tyler Levine as Rookie of the Year and Rod Stephan of Old Westbury as Coach of the Year. In addition, NYU-Poly received the Team Sportsmanship Award
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Albert Baez, 94, Scientist and Singers' Father
NYTimes - almost 10 years
Albert V. Baez, father of the folk singers Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña and a co-inventor of the X-ray reflection microscope, died on March 20 in San Mateo County, Calif. He was 94. His death, at a nursing home, was confirmed by the San Mateo County coroner's office. He had lived for 25 years in Marin County. Born in Puebla, Mexico, and reared in
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Paul Kirkpatrick, 98, Innovator in X-Ray Use
NYTimes - about 24 years
Dr. Paul Kirkpatrick, a developer of the X-ray reflection microscope and a retired professor at Stanford University, died Saturday at his home in Palo Alto, Calif. He was 98. He died of natural causes, said Joel Shurkin, a spokesman for Stanford. In 1948 Dr. Kirkpatrick and his graduate student Albert Baez developed the X-ray reflection microscope,
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LIFE ON STRUGGLE MOUNTAIN
NYTimes - over 29 years
LEAD: AND A VOICE TO SING WITH A Memoir. By Joan Baez. Illustrated. 378 pp. New York: Summit Books. $19.95. AND A VOICE TO SING WITH A Memoir. By Joan Baez. Illustrated. 378 pp. New York: Summit Books. $19.95. IN the penultimate chapter of her revealing autobiography, ''And a Voice to Sing With,'' Joan Baez, who has been selected to open the 1985
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Albert Baez
    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 2007
    Age 94
    He died of natural causes March 20, 2007 at age 94 in the Redwood City care home where he had lived for the prior three years.
    More Details Hide Details Baez had been divorced from his wife, Joan Bridge Baez, for several years, at the time of his death. (According to the singer Joan Baez, speaking at the 2009 Newport Folk Festival, her parents married each other a second time before his death. His obituary in the New York Times states that "his survivors include his wife, Joan Bridge Baez of Woodside, Calif.") At a private dinner in 1982, when asked how it was to be the father of a famous person, Baez told the following story with great delight: "I was at a conference dinner, and as usual a young man was looking carefully at my name tag. Finally, he got up the courage to ask the inevitable question about my relationship to Joan Baez. But instead he asked, 'Are you Albert Baez, the inventor of the X-ray microscope?' Now, THAT was a compliment!"
  • 1998
    Age 85
    Baez himself was inducted into the HENAAC Hall of Fame in 1998.
    More Details Hide Details Baez was the father of folk singers Joan Baez and Mimi Fariña, and Pauline Bryan; he also was the uncle of mathematical physicist John Baez. He had three grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
  • 1995
    Age 82
    In 1995, the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC) established the Albert V. Baez Award for Technical Excellence and Service to Humanity.
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  • 1988
    Age 75
    After his retirement, Baez occasionally delivered physics lectures and was president of Vivamos Mejor/USA, an organization founded in 1988 to help impoverished villages in Mexico.
    More Details Hide Details Its projects include preschool education, environmental projects, and community and educational activities. In 1991, the International Society for Optical Engineering awarded him and Kirkpatrick the Dennis Gabor Award for pioneering contributions to the development of X-ray imaging microscopes and X-ray imaging telescopes.
  • 1974
    Age 61
    On 22 June 1974, the British Open University awarded Baez an honorary degree as Doctor of the University.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1967
    Age 54
    Dr. Baez made nearly a hundred films on physics from 1967 to 1974 for the Encyclopædia Britannica Educational Corp.
    More Details Hide Details Baez chaired the Commission on Education of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources from 1979 to 1983.
  • FORTIES
  • 1961
    Age 48
    From 1961 to 1967, he directed science teaching for UNESCO in Paris.
    More Details Hide Details Baez was the author of the textbook The New College Physics: A Spiral Approach (1967). He was the co-author of the textbook The Environment and Science and Technology Education (1987), and the memoir, A Year in Baghdad (1988), written with his wife Joan.
  • 1960
    Age 47
    In 1960, working with the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory in Cambridge, he developed optics for an X-ray telescope.
    More Details Hide Details Later that year he moved his family to Claremont, California, where he joined the faculty at Harvey Mudd College.
  • 1959
    Age 46
    In 1959, Baez accepted a faculty position at MIT, and moved his family to the Boston area.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1951
    Age 38
    Baez took leave for a year to work with UNESCO in 1951, and stationed his family in Baghdad to establish the physics department and laboratory at Baghdad University.
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  • 1950
    Age 37
    From 1950 to 1956, he held a professorship at the University of Redlands, where he continued his X-ray research.
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    Baez received his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford in 1950.
    More Details Hide Details After his graduation, Baez developed concentric circles of alternating opaque and transparent materials to use diffraction instead of refraction to focus X-rays. These "zone plates" proved useful and even essential decades later only with the development of sufficiently bright, high intensity, synchrotron X-ray sources. As the Cold War intensified in the 1950s, Baez's talent was in high demand in the burgeoning arms race, yet his family's pacifism moved him to refuse lucrative defense industry positions, and he devoted himself instead to education and humanitarianism.
  • 1948
    Age 35
    In 1948, Baez co-invented, with his doctoral program advisor, Paul Kirkpatrick, the X-ray reflection microscope for examination of living cells.
    More Details Hide Details This microscope is still used in medicine.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1936
    Age 23
    He married Joan Chandos Bridge, the daughter of an Episcopalian priest, in 1936.
    More Details Hide Details The couple became Quakers. The two had three daughters (Pauline, Joan and Mimi), then moved to California: Baez enrolled at Stanford's doctoral program in physics.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1912
    Born
    Born on November 15, 1912.
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