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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as Author

D. G. Thomas

Photo

Dates

August 4, 1928 – May 9, 2015

Authorized Form of Name

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

Additional Forms of Names

Thomas, D. G.

Thomas, David Gilbert, 1928-

Biography

Abstract

David G. Thomas was Executive Director of Transmission Systems at Bell Laboratories. For his work on the interaction of light with solids, he received the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize in 1969.

Important Dates

August 4, 1928Birth, London (England).

1949Obtained BA, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1950Obtained MA, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1952Obtained DPhil in Chemistry, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1952 – 1954Research Associate, Royal Military College, Kingston, Canada.

1954 – 1984Member, Technical Staff (1954-1962); Head, Semiconductor Electronics Laboratory (1962-1968); Director, Electron Device Process and Battery Laboratory (1968-1969); Executive Director, Electronic Devices, Process Materials Division (1969-1976); and Executive Director, Transmission Systems (1976-1984), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1960Granted United States citizenship.

1969Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1984 – 1992Executive Director, Transmission Systems, AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

May 9, 2015Death, Torrington (Conn.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

London (England)

Undergraduate Education

Oxford (England)

Graduate Education

Oxford (England)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Death

Torrington (Conn.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Electric conductivity.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Family

Thomas, Alan

Father.

Thomas, Elsa Auger

Mother.

Thomas, Gerry

Brother.

Thomas, June M.

Wife.

Thomas, Victoria C.

Daughter.

Thomas, Virginia S.

Daughter.

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Chu, Ching-wu, 1941-

Both employed at 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 Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Geballe, Theodore H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell 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.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell 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 Laboratories.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Willett, Robert L.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Executive Director, Transmission Systems.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff; Head, Semiconductor Electronics Laboratory; Director, Electron Device Process and Battery Laboratory; Executive Director, Electronic Devices, Process Materials Division; and Executive Director, Transmission Systems.

Royal Military College of Canada

Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1969 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

University of Oxford. Department of Chemistry

Obtained BA in 1949, MA in 1950, and DPhil in 1952.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Sessions from the tenth annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1967 October 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA