Emeritus professor publishes biography of famed physics department chair

After publishing a history of physics research at Case Western Reserve a few years ago, emeritus professor Bill Fickinger decided that one of the more colorful players in that story deserved a book of his own. Starting with the extensive files that were preserved over the years by Robert Shankland, Fickinger put together Miller’s Waves, a 130-page informal scientific biography of Dayton C. Miller, chair of the Case School of Applied Sciences physics department from 1893 until 1938. Miller’s pioneer work on medical x-rays and his research on musical acoustics led him to become a nationally known popularizer of science. View a preview of the book here.