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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Author

Paul M. Chaikin

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Dates

November 14, 1945 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Chaikin, Paul M.

Additional Forms of Names

Chaikin, P. M.

Chaikin, Paul M., 1945-

Biography

Abstract

Paul Chaikin is the Silver Professor of Physics at New York University. His research specialty is condensed matter physics. His other institutional relations include University of California at Los Angeles (1972-1983), University of Pennsylvania (1983-1988), and Princeton University (1988-2005).

Important Dates

November 14, 1945Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1966Obtained BS in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1971Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1971 – 1972Research Associate in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1972 – 1983Assistant Professor of Physics (1972-1977); Associate Professor of Physics (1977-1980); and Professor of Physics (1980-1983), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1978 – 1979Visiting Director of Research, Curie Institute.

1983 – 1986Research Associate, Exxon Research and Engineering Company.

1983 – 1988Professor of Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1984Fellow, American Physical Society.

1988 – presentProfessor of Physics (1988-2001); Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics (2001-2005); and Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics, Emeritus (2005-present), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1989 – 1993Member (1989-1993) and Chair (1993), Users Committee, Bitter Magnet Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1992 – 2000Consultant, NEC Research Institute.

1998 – 1999Visiting Director of Research, Curie Institute.

2003Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2004Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2005 – 2015Silver Professor of Physics, Center for Soft Condensed Matter Research, New York University, New York (N.Y.).

2007 – 2010Member, Solid State Sciences Committee, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Employment

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Princeton (N.J.)

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Antiferromagnetism.

Condensed matter.

Nuclear magnetic resonance.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Heeger, Alan J.

Ph.D. advisor at University of Pennsylvania, "Probing Many Body Effects with Superconductivity."

Lubensky, T. C.

Co-wrote "Principles of condensed matter physics" and both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Colleagues

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Burstein, Elias, 1917-2017

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at New York University.

Holstein, Theodore David, 1915-1985

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at New York University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kennel, Charles F., 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Koonin, Steven E.

Both employed at New York University.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Middleton, Roy, 1927-2004

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Rudnick, Isadore, 1917-

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

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

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at University of California, Los Angeles.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Research Associate.

NEC Laboratories America

Consultant.

New York University. Department of Physics

Silver Professor of Physics, Center for Soft Condensed Matter Research.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics; and Henry DeWolf Smyth Professor of Physics, Emeritus.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics, Associate Professor of Physics, and Professor of Physics.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD (Physics) in 1971. Research Associate in Physics and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (Physics) in 1966.

Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory

Member and Chair, Users Committee.

Institut Curie

Visiting Director of Research.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Member, Solid State Sciences Committee.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Principles of condensed matter physics / P.M. Chaikin, T.C. Lubensky.