Browse History

History by Person

Click the above heading to browse the history organized by important people.

History by Topic

Click the above heading to browse the history organized by topics, including research areas.

History by Year

Click the above heading to browse the history organized by year, with the 200-year history of the University of Michigan separated into ten 20-year intervals. You can also use the timeline near the top of the page to jump directly to a time interval.

Narrative History

Below we give the text (but not yet the tables and figures) of the book that Bill Parkinson and I put together for the department’s celebration of its centennial.  This derives substantially from the earlier history written by Charles F Meyer, George A Lindsay, Daniel L Rich, Earnest F Barker, and David Dennison, a writing that emphasizes the times prior to WWII.  Parkinson and I then gave an overview of the years until 1989, but much was given far briefer treatment that deserved.  Augmentation and amplification are needed, and as a first step we  add Sam Krimm’s more recent material on the development of biophysics at Michigan.

Comments are welcome.




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  1. esther goudsmit

     /  January 7, 2014

    Dear Jens,
    Please add at least one Table, Summer Symposia, to your History of Physics, it is an essential part of early history. Please do this now.


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