Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History

Sauer, Anne
Branco, Jessica
Bennett, John
Crowley, Zachary
2000

Nathaniel Hobbs Knight Prize in Physics, 1957

Nathaniel Hobbs Knight Prize in Physics, 1957

Nathaniel Hobbs Knight, 1937The N. Hobbs Knight Prize Scholarship in Physics was established in 1957 by Mrs. Esther F. Martin in honor of her father, the late Nathaniel Hobbs Knight, a member of the faculty in the Department of Physics from 1911 to 1953. It provides two annual awards to be presented to two juniors or seniors who are majoring in physics and who have demonstrated outstanding ability in theoretical and experimental physics.

Nathaniel Hobbs Knight was born in North Berwick, Maine, in 1883. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1907 and became assistant headmaster at Yarmouth Academy in 1909. In 1910, he married Maude Delle French of Ogunquit, and became the owner and manager of the Ontio Hotel in Ogunquit. At Tufts, he was assistant in the physics department in 1911, instructor in 1912, assistant professor in 1919, associate professor in 1926, and associate professor emeritus in 1953. He also taught as a lecturer in the second semester 1953 to 1954, at the end of which he received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Tufts Alumni Council.

He had a special calling in teaching physics. He was interested in his students and impressed even those students who were sure they had no interest in the subject.

Knight died August 28, 1967.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

Subject terms: Knight, Nathaniel Hobbs Nathaniel H. Knight Prize in Physics Department of Physics College of Liberal Arts and Jackson College Scholarships

The N. Hobbs Knight Prize Scholarship in Physics was established in 1957 by Mrs. Esther F. Martin in honor of her father, the late Nathaniel Hobbs Knight, a member of the faculty in the Department of Physics from 1911 to 1953. It provides two annual awards to be presented to two juniors or seniors who are majoring in physics and who have demonstrated outstanding ability in theoretical and experimental physics.

Nathaniel Hobbs Knight was born in North Berwick, Maine, in 1883. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1907 and became assistant headmaster at Yarmouth Academy in 1909. In 1910, he married Maude Delle French of Ogunquit, and became the owner and manager of the Ontio Hotel in Ogunquit. At Tufts, he was assistant in the physics department in 1911, instructor in 1912, assistant professor in 1919, associate professor in 1926, and associate professor emeritus in 1953. He also taught as a lecturer in the second semester 1953 to 1954, at the end of which he received the Distinguished Service Citation from the Tufts Alumni Council.

He had a special calling in teaching physics. He was interested in his students and impressed even those students who were sure they had no interest in the subject.

Knight died August 28, 1967.

Source: BTU[Arts and Sciences/Engineering]; 100H

 
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Dame, Lorin Low, 1838-1903
Dana, Charles A., 1881-1975
Dana Laboratory, 1963
Daniel Ounjian Prize in Economics,
Davies, Caroline Stodder, 1864-1939
Davies House, 1894
De Florez Prize in Human Engineering, 1964
de Pacheco, Kaye MacKinnon, ca. 1910-ca. 1985
Dean Hall, 1887-1963
Dean, Oliver, 1783-1871
Dearborn, Heman Allen, 1831-1897
Department of Anatomy and Cellular Biology, 1893
Department of Anesthesia, 1970
Department of Art and Art History, 1930
Department of Biochemistry, 1893
Department of Chemistry, 1882
Department of Community Health, 1930
Department of Dermatology, 1897
The Department of Economics, 1946
Department of Medicine, 1893
Department of Molecular Biology and Microbiology
Department of Neurology, 1893
Department of Neuroscience, 1983
Department of Neurosurgery, 1951
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1893
Department of Ophthamology, 1893
Department of Orthopedic Surgery, 1906
Department of Otolaryngology, 1895
Department of Pathology, 1893
Department of Pediatrics, 1930
Department of Pharmacology, 1915
Department of Physics and Astronomy, 1854
Department of Physiology, 1893
Department of Psychiatry, 1928
Department of Radiation Oncology, 1968
Department of Radiology, 1915
Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1955
Department of Surgery, 1893
Department of Urban and Environmental Policy, 1973
Department of Urology, 1910
Dental Health Sciences Building, 1969
Dewick, Cora Alma (Polk), 1875-1977
Dewick/MacPhie Dining Hall, 1959
Dickson Professorship of English and American History, 1913
Dirlam, Arland A., 1905-1979
Dog Cart, 1900
Dolbear, Amos Emerson, 1837-1910
Donald A. Cowdery Memorial Scholarship, 1946
Dr. Benjamin Andrews Professorship of Surgery, 1987
Dr. Philip E. A. Sheridan Prize, 1977
The Drug Bust, 1970
Dudley, Henry Watson, 1831-1906
Dugger, Edward Jr., 1919-75
Durkee, Frank W., 1861-1939
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