W. W. Hansen

American physicist

William Webster Hansen (May 27, 1909May 23, 1949) was a U.S. physicist who was one of the founders of the technology of microwave electronics.

QuotesEdit

  • What can we sell them? Not our soul.
    • Hansen writing to himself in his scrapbook while pondering about industrial sponsorship in university research work, as quoted by Peter Louis Galison and Bruce William Hevly (1992). Big science: the growth of large-scale research. Stanford University Press. p. 57. 
  • Good physics can be done if we have a good shop. … Given a good shop and good measurement equipment a sound physicist can do wonderful work.
    • as quoted by C. Stewart Gillmor (2004). Fred Terman at Stanford: building a discipline, a university, and Silicon Valley. Stanford University Press. p. 278-279. 

Quotes about William Webster HansenEdit

  • One of the most fertile and original men I have ever known. … He was a rare combination, almost unique, of a theoretical physicist and a thoroughly practical engineer.
    • Frederick Terman describing William Hansen, as quoted by C. Stewart Gillmor (2004). Fred Terman at Stanford: building a discipline, a university, and Silicon Valley. Stanford University Press. p. 282. 

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