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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

Douglas D. Osheroff

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Dates

August 1, 1945 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Additional Forms of Names

Osheroff, Douglas Dean, 1945-

Biography

Abstract

Douglas Osheroff is a Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Stanford University (1987-present). Other institutional affiliations include Cornell University and Bell Laboratories. His research interests include properties of matter near Absolute Zero and superfluid helium-3.

Important Dates

August 1, 1945Birth, Aberdeen (Wash.).

1967Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1969Obtained MS, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1972 – 1984Member, Technical Staff (1972-1981) and Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department (1981-1984), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1973Obtained PhD in Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1981Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1981Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

1984 – 1987Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department, AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1987Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1987 – presentProfessor of Physics and Applied Physics (1987-present) and Chair, Department of Physics (1993-1996; 2001-2004), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1996Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with David M. Lee and Robert C. Richardson "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3".

Occupation

Experimental condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Aberdeen (Wash.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Helium 3.

Low temperature research.

Nuclear physics.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Family

Osheroff, Bessie Anne

Mother.

Osheroff, Phyllis

Wife.

Osheroff, William

Father.

Advisors & Collaborators

Lee, David M.

PhD advisor at Cornell University, "Compressional cooling and ultralow temperature properties of He3;" Lee's teaching assistant at Cornell University; and received 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Robert C. Richardson "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3."

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Received 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics along with David M. Lee for discovery of superfluidity in helium-3, and both employed at Cornell University.

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bienenstock, Arthur

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Byer, R. L. (Robert L.), 1942-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, Julia M.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at Stanford University.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at Stanford University.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff and Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department.

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Professor of Applied Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1981 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

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

Obtained BS in 1967.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS in 1969 and PhD in 1973.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Douglas Dean Osheroff papers, 1969-1987.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Subject

David M. Lee papers, 1935-1996.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Nobel Voices Videohistory Project collection, 2000-2001.

National Museum of American History. Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Video Interviews with Nobel Prize Winners in Physics, 2004-2006.

Sussex Innovation Centre

Vega Science Trust

Science Park Square, Brighton BN1 9SB, England UK

Published Resources

Author

Nobel Prize Autobiography.