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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Malcolm Beasley

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Dates

January 4, 1940 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Beasley, Malcolm

Biography

Abstract

Malcolm Beasley is a physicist, whose research interests have primarily focused on superconductivity. His major institutional affiliations include Cornell University, Harvard University, and Stanford University.

Important Dates

January 4, 1940Birth, San Francisco (Calif.).

1962Obtained BE in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1962 – 1967Research Assistant, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1967 – 1974Research Fellow in Engineering and Applied Physics (1967-1969); Assistant Professor of Applied Physics (1969-1972); and Associate Professor of Applied Physics (1973-1974), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1968Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1974 – presentAssociate Professor of Applied Physics and Electrical Engineering (1974-1980); Professor to Theodore and Sydney Rosenberg Professor of Applied Physics (1980-2010); Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (2003-2005); Chair, Department of Applied Physics (1985-1989); and Professor of Applied Physics, Emeritus (2010-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1990 – 1993Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1991Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1992 – 1998Director, Center for Materials Research, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1993Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1998 – 2001Dean, School of Humanities and Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

2010 – presentChair, Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc.

2014President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

San Francisco (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Magnetometers.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bienenstock, Arthur

Both employed at Harvard University and Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Byer, R. L. (Robert L.), 1942-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Carrier, George F.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Clark, N. A. (Noel Anthony), 1940-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Emmons, H. W. (Howard W.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Hecker, Siegfried S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Stanford University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Meyer, Robert B.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Spicer, W. E. (William E.)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at Stanford University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained BE in 1962 and PhD in 1968, and Research Assistant.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Research Fellow, Assistant Professor of Applied Physics, and Associate Professor of Applied Physics.

Stanford University. Center for Materials Research

Director.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Associate Professor of Applied Physics; Professor to Theodore and Sydney Rosenberg Professor of Applied Physics; Chair, Department of Applied Physics; and Professor to Applied Physics, Emeritus.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering.

Stanford University. Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Director.

Stanford University. School of Humanities and Sciences

Dean.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

President.

Associated Universities, Inc.

Chair, Board of Trustees.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

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