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Jonathan Dorfan

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Dates

October 10, 1947 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Dorfan, Jonathan

Biography

Abstract

Jonathan Dorfan is Professor and Director Emeritus of the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (1978-present). Other institutional affiliations include Stanford University and the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology. His research interests include particles and the fundamental make-up of matter.

Important Dates

October 10, 1947Birth, Cape Town (South Africa).

1969Obtained BSc, University of Cape Town, South Africa, Cape Town (South Africa).

1976Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Irvine, Irvine (Calif.).

1976 – 1978Research Associate, Stanford University.

1978 – presentStaff Physicist (1978-1984); Associate Professor (1984-1989); Professor (1989-present); Associate Director (1994-1999); Director (1999-2007); and Director Emeritus (2007-present), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park (Calif.).

1987 – 1989Chair, Advisory Board, Particle Data Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1987 – 1992Member, Advisory Board, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute, University of Colorado Boulder.

1990 – 1993Member, Executive Board, Division of Particles and Fields, American Physical Society.

1991 – 1994Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

2000 – presentMember, International Committee for Future Accelerators.

2000 – presentMember, Advisory Council, Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory.

2000 – presentMember, Scientific Advisory Board, Max Planck Institute of Physics.

2005 – presentMember, Board of Governors, Weizmann Institute of Science.

2005 – presentMember, Advisory Committee on TRIUMF, National Research Council.

2010 – presentPresident Elect (2010-2012) and President/CEO, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Okinawa-shi (Japan).

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Cape Town (South Africa)

Undergraduate Education

Cape Town (South Africa)

Graduate Education

Irvine (Calif.)

Employment

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Okinawa-shi (Japan)

Subjects

Accelerators.

Leptons (Nuclear physics).

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Arnold, R. G. (Raymond George), 1942-

Both employed at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University and at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

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

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Kao, Chi-Chang

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Prescott, Charles

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Richter, Burton, 1931-2018

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at Stanford University.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

President Elect and President/CEO.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Director Emeritus.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Staff Physicist; Associate Professor; Professor; Associate Director; Director; and Director Emeritus.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Board, Division of Particles and Fields.

International Committee for Future Accelerators

Member.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Chair, Advisory Board, Particle Data Group.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Committee on TRIUMF.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Member, Advisory Council

United States. Department of Energy

Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

University of California, Irvine. Division of Physics and Engineering

Obtained PhD in Physics in 1976.

University of Cape Town. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc.

University of Colorado Boulder

Member, Theoretical Advanced Study Institute.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Member, Board of Governors.

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