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James Maxwell Bardeen

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Dates

May 9, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Additional Forms of Names

Bardeen, James M.

Biography

Abstract

James Bardeen has made major contributions in general relativity and cosmology. He discovered the Bardeen vacuum, an exact solution of the Einstein field equation.

Important Dates

May 9, 1939Birth, Minneapolis (Minn.).

1960Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1965Research Fellow, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1965Obtained PhD, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1966Post-graduate Research Physicist, University of California, Berkeley.

1967 – 1972Assistant Professor of Astronomy (1967-1970) and Associate Professor of Astronomy (1970-1972), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1968 – 1969Senior Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics, University of Maryland.

1972 – 1976Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1972-1974) and Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1974-1976), Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1973 – 1976Member, Advisory Screening Committee in Astronomy, Committee on International Exchange of Persons (Fulbright).

1976 – presentProfessor of Physics (1976-2006) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2006-present), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1977Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1979 – 1980Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1983 – 1984Member, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1995 – 1998Member, Executive Committee on the Topical Group on Gravitation and General Relativity, American Physical Society.

2012Member, National Academy of Science.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Minneapolis (Minn.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

New Haven (Conn.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Cosmology.

Einstein field equations.

General relativity (Physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Bardeen, Jane

Mother.

Bardeen, John

Father.

Bardeen, William A.

Brother.

Advisors & Collaborators

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Ph.D. advisor at California Institute of Technology, Stability and dynamics of spherically symmetric masses in general relativity.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Yale University.

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Both employed at Yale University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clemence, Gerald M. (Gerald Maurice), 1908-

Both employed at Yale University.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dehmelt, Hans

Both employed at University of Washington.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feenberg, Eugene

Both employed at Harvard University.

Fortson, E. Norval

Both employed at University of Washington.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at University of Washington.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Yale University.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Yale University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Yale University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Yale University.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Yale University.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at University of Washington.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of Washington.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Sandweiss, Jack H.

Both employed at Yale University.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of Washington.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wineland, David J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology. Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Received PhD in Physics (1965); Research Fellow; and Fairchild Distinguished Scholar.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Post-graduate Research Physicist.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Senior Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics.

University of Washington. Department of Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Associate Professor of Astronomy.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Yale University. Department of Astronomy

Associate Professor of Astronomy and Professor of Astronomy.

Yale University. Physics Department

Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Committee on the Topical Group on Gravitation and General Relativity.

Fulbright Association

Member, Advisory Screening Committee in Astronomy, Committee on International Exchange of Persons.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1960.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member.

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