Serge Korff

Serge Alexander Korff, a leading physicist in the observation of cosmic rays through the use of balloons, aircraft and mountaintop observatories, joined the faculty at the College of Engineering in 1941 and became Professor of Physics in 1946, a position which he held until his death in 1989. He helped train at least three generations of students, taking many on research expeditions as far away as the North Pole and the South Seas. In addition to his teaching and research, Korff lent his efforts to the international scientific community, participating in several professional organizations including serving as president of the Explorer’s Club (1955-1958), the American Geographical Society (1966-1971), and New York Academy of Science (1972).

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