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Elias Burstein

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Dates

September 30, 1917 – June 17, 2017

Authorized Form of Name

Burstein, Elias, 1917-

Biography

Abstract

Elias Burstein was a physicist, who researched linear and nonlinear electromagnetic phenomena at metal and semiconductor surfaces. His institutional affiliations included the Naval Research Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania.

Important Dates

September 30, 1917Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1938Obtained AB, Brooklyn College, New York (N.Y.).

1941Obtained AM, University of Kansas, Lawrence (Kan.).

1942 – 1944Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1944 – 1945Research and Development Project Engineer, White Research Associates.

1945 – 1958Physicist, Crystal Branch (1945-1957) and Head, Semiconductor Branch (1958), United States Navy, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington (D.C.).

1958 – 2017Professor of Physics (1958-1982); Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics (1982-1988); and Emeritus Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics (1988-2017), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1971 – 1995Consultant, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines (IBM).

1977 – 1978Chair, Solid State Science Committee, National Research Council.

1979Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1981Visiting Jubilee Professor of Physics, Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers tekniska högskola).

1986Awarded Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, American Physical Society.

June 17, 2017Death, Bryn Mawr (Pa.).

Occupation

Experimental condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Lawrence (Kan.)

Employment

Washington (D.C.)

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Death

Bryn Mawr (Pa.)

Subjects

Color centers.

Condensed matter.

Semiconductors.

Solid state physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Lubensky, T. C.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Middleton, Roy, 1927-2004

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Scalapino, Douglas J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

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

Faber, S. M. (Sandra M.)

Lundqvist, Stig, 1925-

Institutions

Major Positions

Chalmers tekniska högskola. Institutionen för teknisk fysik

Visiting Jubilee Professor of Physics.

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

Physicist, Crystal Branch and Head, Semiconductor Branch.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Consultant.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Professor of Physics; Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1986 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids.

Brooklyn College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1938.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Solid State Science Committee.

University of Kansas. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained AM in Physics (1941).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

LRSM 50th Anniversary Celebration: Elias Burstein

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter

Oral history interview with Elias Burstein, 1982 April 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with John Robert Schrieffer, 1974 September 26 and 1976 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

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 Sandra Faber, 1988 October 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Tunneling phenomena in solids : lectures / edited by Elias Burstein and Stig Lundqvist.