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D. Allan Bromley

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Dates

May 4, 1926 – February 10, 2005

Authorized Form of Name

Bromley, D. Allan (David Allan), 1926-2005

Additional Forms of Names

Bromley, D. Allan, 1926-2005

Bromley, David Allan, 1926-2005

Biography

Abstract

D. Allan Bromley, a Yale University professor and nuclear physicist, studied the structure and dynamics of atomic nuclei. He was also the founder and director of the A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory at Yale. From 1989 to 1993, D. Allan Bromley served as George H. W. Bush's science and technology adviser.

Important Dates

May 4, 1926Birth, Westmeath (Ont. : Township).

1948Obtained BSc, Queen's University, Kingston (Ont.).

1950Obtained MSc, Queen's University, Kingston (Ont.).

1951Obtained MS, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1952Obtained PhD in Nuclear Physics, University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1952 – 1954Instructor in Physics (1952-1953) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1953-1954), University of Rochester, Rochester (N.Y.).

1955 – 1960Associate Research Officer (1955-1957) and Senior Research Officer and Section Head (1958-1960), Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd, Deep River (Ont.).

1960 – 2005Associate Professor of Physics (1960-1961); Professor of Physics (1961-1972); Associate Director, Heavy Ion Accelerator Laboratory (1960-1963); Director, A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory (1963-1989); Chair, Department of Physics (1970-1977); Henry Ford II Professor of Physics (1972-1993); Dean of Engineering (1994-2000); and Sterling Professor of the Sciences (1993-2005), Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1970Became a United States citizen.

1982President, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1988Member, National Science Board.

1988Awarded National Medal of Science.

1989 – 1993Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President.

1990Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1997President, American Physical Society.

February 10, 2005Death, New Haven (Conn.).

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Westmeath (Ont. : Township)

Undergraduate Education

Kingston (Ont.)

Graduate Education

Kingston (Ont.)

Rochester (N.Y.)

Employment

Deep River (Ont.)

New Haven (Conn.)

Death

New Haven (Conn.)

Subjects

Heavy ions.

Nuclear physics.

Science and state.

Relationships

People

Family

Bromley, John W.

Brother.

Bromley, Lynn

Daughter.

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Yale University.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at Yale University.

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Yale University.

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

Both employed at Yale University.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Both employed at Yale University.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Yale University.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Yale University.

Gibbons, John H., 1929-2015

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at Yale University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Yale University.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Yale University.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Yale University.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Yale University.

Iachello, F.

Both employed at Yale University.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at Yale University.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Yale University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Yale University.

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

Both employed at Yale University.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Both employed at University of Rochester.

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Yale University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Yale University.

Sandweiss, Jack H.

Both employed at Yale University.

Additional

Field, George B., 1929-

Hutchisson, Elmer, 1902-

Lane, Neal F.

Soper, Nancy N.

Vogt, E. W.

Institutions

Major Positions

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Associate Research Officer, and Senior Research Officer and Section Head.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director and Assistant to the President for Science and Technology.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained MS in 1951 and PhD (Nuclear Physics) in 1952. Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

Yale University. Physics Department

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Director, A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Laboratory; Associate Director, Heavy Ion Accelerator Laboratory; Henry Ford II Professor of Physics; and Sterling Professor of the Sciences.

Yale University. School of Engineering & Applied Science

Dean of Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

President.

American Physical Society

President.

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

National Science Board (U.S.)

Member.

Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). Department of Physics

Obtained BSc in 1948 and MSc in 1950.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Distinguished speaker session [sound recording], 1974 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gregory Breit Symposium [sound recording], 1968 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with D. Allan Bromley, 1986 October 29 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from the annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1969 September 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from the annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1970 October 5-6.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium of the Division of Nuclear Physics [sound recording] : Thomas Lauritsen Memorial Session / 1974 April 24.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Talk on the physics survey report [sound recording] / 1972 April 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Elmer Hutchisson papers, 1919-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

History of physics audio-visual collection, circa 1918-1996, 1960-1988 (bulk)

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

International Union of Pure and Applied Physics records, 1922-1999 (bulk: 1972-1999).

Centrum för Vetenskapshistoria

Kungl. Svenska vetenskapsakademien

Stockholm, Sweden

Oral history interview with George Brooks Field, 1980 July 14 and 15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Selected talks from Corporate Associates Meetings [videorecording] : 1983-1987.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

A century of physics / D. Allan Bromley.

Facets of physics / Edited by D. Allan Bromley and Vernon W. Hughes.

Federal science & technology policy [videorecording] by the Honorable D. Allan Bromley.

Physics doctorates of Yale / Nancy N. Soper, C. Marvin Curtis, D. Allan Bromley.

Proceedings. Edited by D.A. Bromley [and] E.W. Vogt.

The president's scientists : reminiscences of a White House science advisor / D. Allan Bromley.

Subject

David Allan Bromley Physics Today obituary.

David Allan Bromley: 1926-2005, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences