- Born: November 15, 1921 (New York, New York)
- 1946: BSc, City College of New York
- 1948: MA, Columbia University
- 1950: PhD, New York University (Physics)
- 1950–1951: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Staff Member, Research Laboratory of Electronics
- 1952–1992: New York University, Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics
- 1986–1989: New York University, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Science
- 1992–present: New York University, Emeritus Professor of Physics
- 1992–1996: Physical Review, Editor-in-Chief
- 1944–1946: Manhattan Project, Los Alamos Laboratory, Member, Special Engineering Detachment, U. S. Army
- 1962–1962: Laboratoria Gas Ionizzati, Frascati, Italy, Visiting Scientist
- 1968–1969: University of Colorado, Boulder, Visiting Fellow, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA)
- 1973–1973: University of Miami, Visiting Fellow, Center for Theoretical Studies
- 1973–1976: New York University, Chair, Department of Physics
- 1978–1992: Physical Review A, Editor
- 1990–1990: Harvard University, Visiting Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- 1992–present: New York University, Emeritus Professor
Selected Part-Time Positions
- 1972–1975: Member, Advisory Committee to the Physics Division, National Science Foundation
Resources on the Web
Benjamin Bederson, "SEDs at Los Alamos: A Personal Memoir," Physics in Perspective 3 (2001): 52-75.
Benjamin Bederson and H. Henry Stroke, "History of the New York University Physics Department," Physics in Perspective 13 (2011): 260-328.
James Barron, "A Manhattan Project Veteran Has a Unique View of Atomic Bomb Work," New York Times July 27 (2015): A17.