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Published as Subject

Stephan Berko

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Dates

December 16, 1924 – May 15, 1991

Authorized Form of Name

Berko, Stephan

Biography

Abstract

Stephan Berko was a physicist, who researched the interaction of positrons with other matter. He was a professor of physics at Brandeis University for three decades.

Important Dates

December 16, 1924Birth, Oradea (Romania).

1946 – 1947Studied mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (Technische Universität München) before immigrating to the United States, Munich (Germany).

1950Obtained BA in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1954 – 1955National Research Fellow, Princeton University.

1955 – 1961Assistant Professor of Physics (1955-1957) and Associate Professor of Physics (1957-1961), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1958 – 1959Sloan Foundation Fellow, Bohr Institute of Theoretical Physics.

1961 – 1991Professor of Physics (1961-1978); Chair, Department of Physics (1965-1967 and 1971-1974); and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics (1978-1991), Brandeis University, Waltham (Mass.).

1988Member, National Academy of Sciences.

May 15, 1991Death, Wellesley (Mass.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Oradea (Romania)

Undergraduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Charlottesville (Va.)

Graduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Employment

Charlottesville (Va.)

Waltham (Mass.)

Death

Wellesley (Mass.)

Subjects

Ferromagnetism.

Heavy nuclei.

Neutron scattering applications and techniques.

Positrons.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Swann, W. F. G. (William Francis Gray), 1884-1962

Post-doc advisor at Bartol Research Foundation.

Colleagues

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977

Both employed at University of Virginia.

Davisson, Clinton Joseph, 1881-1958

Both employed at University of Virginia.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brandeis University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Physics.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1950) and PhD (1954). Assistant Professor of Physics and Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Niels Bohr institutet

Sloan Foundation Fellow.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

National Research Fellow.

Technische Universität München. Mathematisches Institut

Studied mathematics from 1946-1947, no degree earned.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Stephan Berko Physics Today obituary.

Stephan Berko: 1924-1991, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences