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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Morrel H. Cohen

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Dates

September 10, 1927 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Cohen, Morrel H.

Biography

Abstract

Morrel Cohen is a Distinguished Scientist at Rutgers University (2000-present). His other institutional affiliations include University of Chicago (1952-1981) and Exxon Research and Engireering Company (1981-2000).

Important Dates

September 10, 1927Birth, Boston (Mass.).

1947Obtained BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester (Mass.).

1948Obtained MA, Dartmouth College, Hanover (N.H.).

1952Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1952 – 1981Instructor to Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics (1952-1960); Professor of Physics, James Frank Institute (1960-1972); Professor of Theoretical Biology (1968-1972); and Louis Block Professor of Physics and Theoretical Biology (1972-1981), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1957 – 1958Guggenheim Fellow, Cambridge University.

1957 – 1965Consultant, Research Laboratories, General Electric Company.

1959 – 1981Consultant, Argonne National Laboratory.

1960Visiting Scientist, National Research Council Canada.

1962 – 1966Member, Advisory Panel on Electrophysics, National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

1964 – 1965National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow, University of Rome.

1965 – 1966Acting Director, James Franck Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1967 – 1971Consultant, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

1972 – 1973Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

1972 – 1978Consultant, Monsanto Company.

1973 – 1985Associate, Clare Hall, Cambridge University.

1974 – 1981Consultant, Energy Conversion Devices, Inc.

1976 – 1979Consultant, Union Carbide Company.

1977 – 1981Director, National Science Foundation (NSF) Materials Research Laboratory, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1978Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1978 – 1981Consultant, Schlumberger Limited.

1981 – 2000Senior Scientist, Advanced Corporate Research Laboratories (1981-1996) and Emeritus Senior Scientist (1996-2000), Exxon Research and Engireering Company, Clinton (N.J.).

1991 – 1992Van der Waals Professor, University of Amsterdam.

2000 – presentDistinguished Scientist, Rutgers University, New Brunswick (N.J.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist and biologist.

Places

Birth

Boston (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Worcester (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Hanover (N.H.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Clinton (N.J.)

New Brunswick (N.J.)

Subjects

Biology.

Crystallography.

Fermi surfaces.

Materials science.

Semiconductors.

Semimetals.

Solid state physics.

Spectrum analysis.

Superconductivity.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kittel, Charles

Ph.D. advisor at University of California, Berkeley, "On nuclear electric quadrupole interactions in crystals."

Phillips, J. C.

Advised by Cohen at University of Chicago on critical points and lattice vibration spectra. Both employed at University of Chicago and Rutgers University.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Koshiba, Masatoshi, 1926-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Lebowitz, Joel Louis, 1930-

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Szilard, Leo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wentzel, Gregor, 1898-1978

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Zamolodchikov, A. B., 1952-

Both employed at Rutgers University.

Additional

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Landau, L. D. (Lev Davidovich), 1908-1968

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Onsager, Lars, 1903-1976

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Pippard, A. B.

Institutions

Major Positions

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Senior Scientist, Advanced Corporate Research Laboratories and Emeritus Senior Scientist.

Rutgers University. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Distinguished Scientist.

Universiteit van Amsterdam

Van der Waals Professor.

University of Chicago. Department of Biology

Professor of Theoretical Biology and Louis Block Professor of Physics and Theoretical Biology.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Instructor to Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics; Director, NSF Materials Research Laboratory; and Louis Block Professor of Physics and Theoretical Biology.

University of Chicago. James Franck Institute

Professor of Physics and Acting Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Argonne National Laboratory

Consultant.

Dartmouth College. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained MA in 1948.

Energy Conversion Devices

Consultant.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Consultant.

Monsanto Company

Consultant.

National Research Council of Canada

Visiting Scientist.

Schlumberger Limited

Consultant.

Union Carbide Corporation

Consultant.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Member, Advisory Panel on Electrophysics.

Università di Roma

NSF Senior Fellow.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1952.

University of Cambridge

Guggenheim Fellow; Associate, Clare Hall; and Visiting Fellow, Clare Hall.

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Obtained BS in 1947.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Berkeley days: how great events shaped our careers, for Elihu Abrahams at his 80th birthday celebration, 2007.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Morrel H. Cohen papers, 1957-1985.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Oral history interview with Morrel H. Cohen, 1981 March 31 and June 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with Alfred Brian Pippard, 1981 January 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Leopoldo Maximo Falicov, 1982 June 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Superconductivity in science and technology. Edited by Morrel H. Cohen.