Pasadena : Caltech Awards 2 Chairs

Caltech has named two professors, Ronald F. Scott of Altadena and Maarten Schmidt of Pasadena, to newly established chairs.

Scott, professor of civil engineering, has been named to the Dotty and Dick Hayman Professorship, established by a gift from Mr. and Mrs. Richard L. Hayman of La Canada Flintridge. Scott, known for developing the use of a centrifuge to investigate problems in soil mechanics and dynamics, is the author of four books.

Schmidt, whose discovery of the red shift of quasars is considered a major achievement in modern astronomy, has been named the Francis L. Mosely Professor of Astronomy, established with a grant from the Flintridge Foundation.

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