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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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B. C. Barish

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Dates

January 27, 1936 – present

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Barish, Barry Clark, 1936-

Biography

Abstract

Barry Barish is an American experimental physicist. Barish's noteworthy experiments include those performed at Fermilab using high-energy neutrino collisions to reveal the quark substructure of the nucleon.

Important Dates

January 27, 1936Birth, Omaha (Neb.).

1957Obtained BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1962Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1962 – 1963Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1963 – presentResearch Fellow (1963-1966); Assistant Professor of Physics (1966-1969); Associate Professor of Physics (1969-1972); Professor of Physics (1972-1991); Linde Professor of Physics (1991-2005); and Linde Professor of Physics Emeritus (2005-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1997 – 2005Director, Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

2002Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2003 – 2009Member, National Science Board.

2005Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2011President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Experimental physicist.

Places

Birth

Omaha (Neb.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Bevatron.

Cyclotrons.

Laser interferometers.

Magnetic monopoles.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley, "The Energy and Spin Change of Nuclear Gamma Ray Transitions," and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Research Assistant to Barish at California Institute of Technology.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

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.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Bartusiak, Marcia, 1950-

Braginskii, V. B. (Vladimir Borisovich)

Friedman, Jerome I. (Jerome Isaac), 1930-

Kendall, Henry W. (Henry Way), 1926-1999

Pickering, Andrew, 1948-

Ting, S. C. C. (Samuel Chao-chung), 1936-

Institutions

Major Positions

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

Research Fellow; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Linde Professor of Physics; and Linde Professor of Physics Emeritus.

Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory

Director.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained BA in 1957, PhD in 1962, and Research Fellow.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

President.

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

National Science Board (U.S.)

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of the Search for Gravitational Waves [sound recording], 2017 January 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Marcia Bartusiak interviews conducted for her book "Einstein's Unfinished Symphony," 1998-1999.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Barry C. Barish, 1998 May-June.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: FNAL-E-616: Measurement of Neutrino Structure Functions, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Vladimir Braginsky, 1997 January 15.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA