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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

J. A. Armstrong

Photo

Dates

July 1, 1934 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Additional Forms of Names

Armstrong, J. A.

Armstrong, John A.

Biography

Abstract

John A. Armstrong is a director of research at IBM and also a member of both the American Physical Society and the National Academy of Engineering.

Important Dates

July 1, 1934Birth, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1956Obatined AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1961Obtained MS and PhD in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1961 – 1963Research Fellow in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1963 – 1993Researcher, Laser Science Group (1963-1967); Manager, Laser Group, Zurich Laboratory (1967-1968); Manager, Quantum Optics and Theoretical Physics Groups, Thomas J. Watson Research Center (1968-1976); Director of Physical Sciences (1976-1980); Member, IBM Corporate Technical Committee (1980-1981); Manager, Materials and Technology Development, General Technology Division Laboratory (1981-1983); Vice President, Logic and Memory Research Division (1983-1986); Director of Research (1986-1989); and Vice President, Science and Technology (1989-1993), International Business Machines (IBM), Armonk (N.Y.).

1986 – 1997Member, Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc.

1987Member, National Academy of Engineering.

1989Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

1990 – 1996Member, Board of Overseers, Harvard University.

1993 – 1994Karl H. Compton Lecturer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

1994 – 1995Distinguished Visiting Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Virginia.

1995 – 1998Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

1996 – 2002Member, National Science Board.

1998 – 2003Chair, Governing Board, American Institute of Physics.

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Armonk (N.Y.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Lasers.

Photons.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at IBM.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at IBM.

Brooks, Harvey

Both employed at Harvard University.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at IBM.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at IBM.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at IBM.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at IBM.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at IBM.

Emmons, H. W. (Howard W.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at IBM.

Fang, Frank F.

Both employed at IBM.

Fowler, Alan, 1928-

Both employed at IBM.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at IBM.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at IBM.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at IBM.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at IBM.

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Both employed at IBM.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at IBM.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at IBM.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at IBM.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Both employed at IBM.

McGroddy, James C.

Both employed at IBM.

Meyerson, B.

Both employed at IBM.

Montroll, E. W.

Both employed at IBM.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at IBM.

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Both employed at IBM.

Prager, William, 1903-1980

Both employed at IBM.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at IBM.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at IBM.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at IBM.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at IBM.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at IBM.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Additional

Bass, Michael, 1939-

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Bloembergen, N.

Brodsky, M. H. (Marc Herbert), 1938-

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Rosenbloom, Richard S.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Spencer, William J.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Obtained AB in 1956, MS and PhD (Applied Physics) in 1961 and Research Fellow in Applied Physics.

IBM Research

Researcher, Laser Science Group; Manager, Laser Group, Zurich Laboratory; Director of Physical Sciences; Member, IBM Corporate Technical Committee; Manager, Materials and Technology Development, General Technology Division Laboratory; Vice President, Logic and Memory Research Division; Director of Research; and Vice President, Science and Technology.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Manager, Quantum Optics and Theoretical Physics Groups.

University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Adjunct Professor of Physics.

University of Virginia. Department of Computer Science

Distinguished Visiting Professor.

University of Virginia. Department of Electrical Engineering

Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Institute of Physics

Chairman, Governing Board.

American Physical Society

Awarded 1989 George E. Pake Prize.

Associated Universities, Inc.

Member, Board of Trustees.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Harvard University

Member, Board of Overseers.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Karl H. Compton Lecturer.

National Academy of Engineering

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with John A. Armstrong, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Allan Armstrong, 2004 March 2 and 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Marc Brodsky, 2008 January 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Michael Bass, 1985 May 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Nicolaas Bloembergen, 1983 June 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Engines of innovation : U.S. industrial research at the end of an era / Richard S. Rosenbloom and William J. Spencer, editors.