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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

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Published as Author

Persis S. Drell

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Dates

December 30, 1955 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Drell, Persis S.

Biography

Abstract

Persis Drell is Dean of the Stanford University School of Engineering (2014-present). Other institutional affiliations include the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) and Cornell University. Her research interests include particle physics and astrophysics.

Important Dates

December 30, 1955Birth.

1977Obtained AB, Wellesley College, Wellesley (Mass.).

1983Obtained PhD in Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1983 – 1987Postdoctoral Research Associate, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1988 – 2002Assistant Professor of Physics (1988-1992); Associate Professor of Physics (1993-1997); and Professor of Physics (1998-2002), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1997Fellow, American Physical Society.

2002 – 2014Professor (2002-2014); Director, Particle Physics and Astrophysics (2002-2007); Deputy Project Manager, Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope (2004-2005); Deputy Director (2005-2007); Director (2007-2012); and Director Emerita (2012-2014), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Menlo Park (Calif.).

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2014 – presentDean, School of Engineering, Stanford University.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Wellesley (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Free electron lasers.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Women in science.

Women physicists.

Relationships

People

Family

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

Father and both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Colleagues

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

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

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Kahn, Steven Michael

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

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell 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).

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Prescott, Charles

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

Quinn, Helen R.

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

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

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

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

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

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Stöhr, Joachim

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

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

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

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Postdoctoral Research Associate.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Director and Director Emerita.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Professor; Director, Particle Physics and Astrophysics; Deputy Project Manager, Gamma Ray Large Area Space Telescope; Deputy Director; and Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1983).

Wellesley College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Heavy quark physics, Ithaca, NY, 1989 / editors, Persis S. Drell & David L. Rubin.

Lepton and photon interactions : XVI International Symposium, Ithaca, NY August 1993 / editors, Persis Drell, David Rubin.