Professional papers of Henry G. Booker, mathematician and physicist trained at Cambridge University in the 1930s. His research
focused on radio wave propagation, during a long teaching career first at Cambridge University (1936-1947) and, subsequently,
at Cornell University (1948-1964), and the University of California, San Diego where he founded the Department of Electrical
Engineering and Computer Science (1965-1988).
Henry George Booker was born in England in 1910 and became a U.S. citizen in 1952. He earned his degrees from Cambridge University
(B.A. 1933, pure and applied mathematics; Ph.D. 1936, ionospheric physics). Booker became a Fellow of Christ's College in
1935, where he studied radio wave propagation. He later took a leave of absence to continue this research as a Visiting Scientist
at the Carnegie Institution's Department of Terrestrial Magnetism.
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