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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

E. L. Hahn

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Dates

June 9, 1921 – present

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Hahn, Erwin L., 1921-

Hahn, Erwin Louis

Biography

Abstract

Erwin Hahn is an Emeritus Professor of Physics at University of California, Berkeley (1991-present). His other institutional affiliations include University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and IBM. He is known for his research on nuclear magnetic resonance.

Important Dates

June 9, 1921Birth, Sharon (Pa.).

1943Obtained BS, Juniata College, Huntingdon (Pa.).

1943 – 1944Studied at Purdue University, no degree obtained, West Lafayette (Ind.).

1947Obtained MS, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1950Research Associate, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

1950 – 1952National Research Council (NRC) Fellow (1950-1951) and Instructor in Physics (1951-1952), Stanford University.

1952 – 1955Research Physicist, Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory (now called Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center), International Business Machines (IBM).

1955 – presentAssistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1955-1991); Associate Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research (1958-1959); Professor, Miller Institute for Basic Research (1966-1967); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1991-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1961 – 1962Guggenheim Fellow, Oxford University.

1961 – 1964Member, Advisory Panel, Radio Standards Division, National Bureau of Standards.

1969 – 1970Guggenheim Fellow, Brasenose College, Oxford University.

1971Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1972Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1983Awarded Wolf Prize in Physics, Wolf Foundation.

1988 – 1989Visiting Eastman Professor, Balliol College, Oxford University.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Sharon (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Huntingdon (Pa.)

Graduate Education

West Lafayette (Ind.)

Champaign (Ill.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Lasers.

Nuclear magnetic resonance.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at Stanford University and University of California, Berkeley.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at IBM.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

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.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

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.

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.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

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.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

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.

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.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Both employed at IBM.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at Stanford University.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Serber, R. (Robert)

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.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steinberger, J.

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.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at IBM.

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.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Beams, Jesse W. (Jesse Wakefield), 1898-1977

Bloembergen, N.

Brewer, Richard G.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Maiman, Theodore H.

Mansfield, P.

Pound, Robert V.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Institutions

Major Positions

Stanford University. Department of Physics

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow and Instructor in Physics.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Research Physicist, Watson Scientific Computing Laboratory.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of California, Berkeley. Miller Institute for Basic Research

Associate Professor and Professor.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Obtained MS in 1947 and PhD in 1949. Research Associate.

University of Oxford

Guggenheim Fellow; Guggenheim Fellow, Brasenose College; and Visiting Eastman Professor, Balliol College.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1971 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Juniata College (Huntingdon, Pa.)

Obtained BS in 1943.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Purdue University. Department of Physics

Graduate studies, no degree received.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

Member, Advisory Panel, Radio Standards Division.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Received 1983 Wolf Prize in Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Erwin Louis Hahn, 1986 August 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

What is light? [sound recording] / 1974 April 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Bloch symposium: a Stanford centennial symposium celebrating the work of Felix Bloch [video recording], 1989.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Oral history interview with John A. Armstrong, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert V. Pound, 2006 September 23, November 4, 18, 2007 February 19 and April 22.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

NMR imaging : proceedings of a Royal Society Discussion Meeting, held on 5 and 6 June 1990 / organized and edited by P. Mansfield and E.L. Hahn.