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Dr. Abelson, Nuclear Scientist, Named to Carnegie Post

Dr. Philip H. Abelson, a scientist honored by the Navy for his wartime work in nuclear physics, has been named director of the geophysical laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, Dr. Vannevar Bush, president of the Institution, has announced.

Dr. Abelson has been with the Institution since 1939, except for the war period when he served as a physicist on a naval research project. He collaborated with Nobel Prize winner Edwin C. McMillan in the discovery of neptunium and in the determination of its chemical properties.