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Biography

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John Charles Browne

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Dates

July 29, 1942 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

Biography

Abstract

John Browne is a nuclear physicist whose research indluded nuclear fission and nuclear cosmochronology. He spent his career working at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (1970-1979) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (1979-2003).

Important Dates

July 29, 1942Birth, Pottstown (Pa.).

1965Obtained BS, Drexel University, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1969Obtained PhD in Physics, Duke University, Durham (N.C.).

1969 – 1970Instructor in Physics, Duke University, Durham (N.C.).

1970 – 1979Staff Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

1979 – 2003Group Leader, Nuclear Physics (1979-1981); Division Leader, Physics (1981-1984); Associate Director, Experimental Physics (1984-1986); Defense Researcher (1986-1992); Computer Science Researcher (1992-1993); Program Director, Energy Research (1993-1997); and Director (1997-2003), Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos (N.M.).

1987Fellow, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Pottstown (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Graduate Education

Durham (N.C.)

Employment

Livermore (Calif.)

Los Alamos (N.M.)

Subjects

Cosmochronology.

Nuclear fission.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Hecker, Siegfried S.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Kerr, Donald M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Keyworth, George A., II, 1939-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Knapp, Edward A.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Moss, Joel M.

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Nanos, G. Peter

Both employed at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Robinson, C. Paul

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Tarter, C. B.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Livermore Laboratory.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory.

Zweig, George

Both employed at Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Duke University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1969 and Instructor in Physics.

Lawrence Livermore Laboratory

Staff Scientist.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Staff Scientist (Livermore campus).

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Group Leader, Nuclear Physics; Division Leader, Physics; Associate Director, Experimental Physics; Defense Researcher; Computer Science Researcher; Program Director, Energy Research; and Director.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

Group Leader, Nuclear Physics and Division Leader, Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

Fellow.

Drexel University. Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science

Obtained BS in 1965.

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