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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Marvin L. Cohen

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Dates

March 3, 1935 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Cohen, Marvin L.

Additional Forms of Names

Cohen, Marvin L., 1935-

Biography

Abstract

Marvin Cohen is a University Professor at University of California, Berkeley (1995-present). His research interests include condensed matter physics and materials science. His other institutional affiliations include Bell Laboratories (1963-1964) and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1965-present).

Important Dates

March 3, 1935Birth, Montréal (Québec).

1953Became naturalized U.S. citizen.

1957Obtained AB, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1958Obtained MS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1963 – 1964Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1964 – presentAssistant Professor of Physics (1964-1966); Associate Professor of Physics (1966-1969); Professor of Physics (1969-1995); and University Professor (1995-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1965 – presentSenior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1979Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1980Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1981 – 1982Chairman, Condensed Matter Physics Search/Screening Committee, National Academy of Sciences.

1994Awarded Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society.

2001Awarded National Medal of Science.

2005President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Montréal (Québec)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Nanostructures.

Nuclear magnetic resonance.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Joannopoulos, J. D. (John D.), 1947-

Advised by Cohen at University of California, Berkeley, "Electronic structure of complex crystalline and amorphous semiconductors."

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Advised by Cohen at University of California, Berkeley on Electronic Structure of Metals and Semiconductors: Bulk, Surface, and Interface Properties.

Phillips, J. C.

Ph.D. advisor at University of Chicago on superconductivity.

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bode, Hendrik W. (Hendrik Wade), 1905-1982

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brattain, Walter H. (Walter Houser), 1902-1987

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hardy, John Christopher

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Senior Scientist.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Senior Scientist.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Senior Scientist (Berkeley campus).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1957). Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and University Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President; received 1979 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize; and received 1994 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member and Chairman, Condensed Matter Physics Search/Screening Committee.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1958) and PhD (1964).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

50th anniversary of Physical Review Letters [audiorecording], March 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

American Institute of Physics 75th anniversary symposium and convocation [webcasts], 2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA