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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

Christopher McKee

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Dates

September 6, 1942 – present

Authorized Form of Name

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Additional Forms of Names

McKee, Christopher F.

Biography

Abstract

Christopher McKee is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at University of California, Berkeley (1978-present). His other institutional affiliations include Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, and Harvard University.

Important Dates

September 6, 1942Birth, Washington (D.C.).

1963Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1969 – 1970Physicist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1970Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1970 – 1971Research Fellow in Astrophysics, California Institute of Technology.

1971 – 1974Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, Harvard University.

1974 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor (1974-1978); Chair, Department of Physics (2000-2004); and Professor of Physics and Astronomy (1978-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1978 – 1998Associate Director, Space Science Laboratory (1978-1984); Director, Theoretical Astrophysics Center (1985); and Director, Space Sciences Laboratory (1985-1998), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

2002 – 2005Member, Advisory Board, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Washington (D.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Interstellar matter.

Particle acceleration.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Alder, B. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Batzel, Roger Elwood

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

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.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-2019

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Browne, John Charles, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation 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.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dalgarno, A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Geller, Margaret J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Giacconi, Riccardo

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Menzel, Donald H. (Donald Howard), 1901-1976

Both employed at Harvard University.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at 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.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tarter, C. B.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

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 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.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Astrophysics.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Physicist (Livermore campus).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in 1970. Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Physics and Astronomy; Chair, Department of Physics; and Director, Theoretical Astrophysics Center.

University of California, Berkeley. Space Sciences Laboratory

Associate Director and Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

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

Research Fellow in Astrophysics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB in 1963.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Christopher McKee, 2002 July 29 and 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Particle acceleration mechanisms in astrophysics, La Jolla Institute-1979 / editors, Jon Arons and Christopher McKee, Claire Max.