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Nierenberg Hall

Nierenberg Hall

About named building

Originally known as the Physical Oceanography and Space Science Building, Nierenberg Hall was renamed to honor William A. Nierenberg (1919-2000), director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1965-1986. Nierenberg was well-known for his work in low-energy nuclear physics and was a leading expert in several fields of underwater research and warfare. He had a long record of national and international service, including as a consultant to the National Security Agency, the Institute for Naval Analyses and the Department of Defense. This four-story building houses the Physical Oceanography Research Division, the Climate Research Division, and the California Space Institute.

Details

Naming Type: Honorary
Building Location: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Date Constructed: January 1, 1984
Predominant Use: Laboratory/Research
Floors or Levels: 4 Floors
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