ARTHUR E. LOCKENVITZ
Arthur E. Lockenvitz, professor emeritus
of physics, died on June 28, 1989. He was 87.
Professor Lockenvitz was born on January 7, 1902, in
Bloomington, Illinois. He earned a bachelor's degree from Illinois Wesleyan
in 1925 and a master's degree from Indiana University in 1926. He joined
the faculty of The University of Texas at Austin as an instructor in
1928 after completing other studies in Germany and working as an engineer
During World War II, he was part of the UT Austin war
research laboratory. He also directed the University's military physics
research laboratory from 1945 to 1954. Professor Lockenvitz's research
interests included working on photon models and the interaction of photons
with other photons as well as with electric and magnetic fields. Known
as a prolific reseacher, Professor Lockenvitz's latest work involved
attempting to measure a process in laser beams.
John R. Durbin, Secretary
The General Faculty
Biographical sketch prepared by Teresa Palomo
Acosta and posted on the Faculty Council web site on December
20, 2000. Additional biographical sources can be found in the
Barker Texas History Center and the UT Office of Public Affairs.