Einarsson, Alfred W. (1915-2009)

Einarsson, Alfred W. (1915-2009)

Date Updated




Academic Rank


Year Retired from SJSU


Educational Background

University of California, Berkeley, 1946 Ph.D.

University of California, Berkeley, 1941 MA

University of California, Berkeley, 1937 AB

Teaching Experience

San Jose State College/University, 1950-1985

American University of Beirut, Lebanon, 1959-1960

University of Southern California, 1946-1950

University of California, Berkeley, 1937-1946

Administrative and Professional Experience

IBM Research, 1956‑1967:

Research in summers and one IBM class per week during semesters (not every semester), Physics Review for Engineers.

Personal Commentary

I would like to include a brief biography of my parents:


Sturla Einarsson

b. Dec. 15, 1879 near Skaga Fjordur, Iceland

Family came to USA (Duluth) 1884

Spent 4 years in first grade learning English

University of Minnesota, AB, Math, 1905

University of Cal (Berkeley), Ph.D., Astronomy, 1913

University of Cal (Berkeley) Assistant/Associate/Professor

Astronomy, 1913‑1950


Anna R. Kidder

b. Sept. 15, 1890, Waltham, Mass.

Family moved to San Diego, 1905

University of Cal (Berkeley) AB, Math, 1912

Graduate student in Astronomy, 1912‑1914

Date Completed: 6/96

Adapted from: Biographies of Retired Faculty San Jose State University 1997: A Project of the Emeritus Faculty Association of San Jose State University. San Jose, CA: The University, 1997.


Einarsson, Alfred W. (1915-2009)