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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

George Bernard Benedek

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Dates

December 1, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Additional Forms of Names

Benedek, George B.

Benedek, George B., 1928-

Biography

Abstract

George B. Benedek is an experimental physicist, who invented quasi-electric light scattering spectroscopy. He has published papers in a variety of fields including high pressure physics, nuclear magnetic resonance, and critical phenomena in ferromagnets.

Important Dates

December 1, 1928Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1949Obtained BS, Rensselaer Polytechic Institute, Troy (N.Y.).

1952Obtained MA, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1953Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1953 – 1955Staff Member, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1955 – 1958Research Fellow (1955-1957) and Lecturer in Solid State Physics (1957-1958), Harvard University.

1958 – presentAssistant Professor to Professor in Physics (1958-1979) and Fred H. Caspary Professor of Physics and Biological Physics (1979-present), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1968 – 1991Consulting Physicist, Retina Foundation, Boston (Mass.).

1981Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1995Awarded Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Biophysicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Troy (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Boston (Mass.)

Subjects

Biophysics.

Ferromagnetism.

Quasielastic light scattering.

Science and industry.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Purcell, Edward M.

PhD advisor at Harvard University and both employed at Harvard University.

Colleagues

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glimm, James

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldstone, Jeff Alan

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goodenough, John B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kastner, Marc A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ketterle, Wolfgang

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Keyes, Frederick G. (Frederick George), 1885-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schulz, George J., 1925-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shull, Clifford Glenwood

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

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

Stanley, H. Eugene (Harry Eugene), 1941-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lincoln Laboratory.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1952) and PhD (1953). Research Fellow and Lecturer in Solid State Physics.

Lincoln Laboratory

Staff member.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor in Physics; and Fred H. Caspary Professor of Physics and Biological Physics.

Retina Foundation

Consulting Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Received 1995 Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Department of Physics, Applied Physics, and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1949).

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

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

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

Physics with illustrative examples from medicine and biology / Benedek, George B.