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University of Denver. High Altitude Laboratory (Evans, Mount (Colo.))


In 1930, a new highway was completed to the 14,000+ foot summit of Mount Evans. In 1935, to support expanding cosmic ray studies in the Physics Department, DU built an "A frame" building at the summit, designed and overseen by Burnham Hoyt - architect of Red Rocks Ampitheater and the Denver City and County Building.

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Byron and Essie White Cohn Collection

Identifier: M043
Abstract Byron E. Cohn (1901-1993) was Professor of Physics and served as Chairman of the Physics Department at the University of Denver, Denver, Colo. His wife, Essie White Cohn (1902-1963) was Professor of Chemistry at the University of Denver from 1942-1963. They received undergraduate and masters degrees from the University of Denver and earned doctorates from the University of Chicago. Byron Cohn was instrumental in founding the Mt. Evans High Altitude Laboratory. Essie Cohn participated in...
Dates: 1902-1986