Albert Potter Wills
|Alma mater||Clark University|
|Institutions||University of Göttingen
University of Berlin
Bryn Mawr College
Cooper Hewitt Laboratory
|Thesis||On the susceptibility of diamagnetic and weakly magnetic substances (1897)|
|Doctoral advisor||Arthur Gordon Webster|
|Doctoral students||Isidor Isaac Rabi
Ralph De Laer Kronig
Shirley Leon Quimby
During his career he investigated magnetic susceptibilities, magnetic shielding, magnetostriction, conduction of electricity through mercury vapor, and hydrodynamics. He also wrote a textbook on vector analysis.
During 1898–1899 Wills worked at the University of Göttingen and the University of Berlin. During 1899–1902 he was at Bryn Mawr College and 1902–1903 at the Cooper Hewitt Laboratory. His final appointment, 1903–1937, was at Columbia University.
- J. C. Poggendorff, Biographisch-literarisches Handwörterbuch für Mathematik, Astronomie, Physik, Chemie und verwandte Wissenschaftsgebiete; P. Weinmeister, P., Ed.; Verlag-Chemie: Berlin, 1904; Bd. IV, p. 1644.
- American Men of Science, 2nd ed.; Cattell, J.M., Eds.; Science Press: Lancaster, PA, 1910; pp. 515.
- "Prof. Albert Wills is dead in Florida," The New York Times, Apr 18, 1937, p. 48 (or II 8), col. 4.
- National Cyclopaedia of American Biography being the history of the United States. New York: James T White & Co, 1939; Vol 27, pp. 430–431.
- A.P. Wills, "On the susceptibility of diamagnetic and weakly magnetic substances," PhD Thesis, Clark University, Worcester, MA, 1897. (Also appeared in Phil. Mag. 1898, 45, pp. 432–447.
- I.I. Rabi, Phys. Rev. 1927, 29(1), pp. 174–185