Dix, C. Hewitt (Charles Hewitt), 1905-1984 (Geophysicist)
- Existence: 1905 - 1984
Background: Caltech Professor of Geophysics, 1948-1973; Caltech alumnus (BS, 1927).
Description: C. Hewitt Dix taught mathematics at Rice for three years after receiving his PhD there. He then worked in industry for several years as a research geophysicist and seismologist. In 1948 he joined the Caltech faculty in geophysics. His research at the Institute was chiefly concerned with investigations of theoretical aspects of the propagation of seismic waves.
Collection Notes: Papers, ca. 1930-ca. 1970. Topics covered in Dix's papers include California seismology, quadratic transformations and Texas seismology. Also included are manuscripts, notes, articles, class notes, correspondence and reprints.
Collection size: 14 boxes, 6 linear ft.
Inventory available at the Archives.
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
The papers include notes and maps of California and Texas seismology, manuscripts, class & field notes, correspondence, and reprints. This collection is partially processed.