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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Bernd T. Matthias

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Dates

June 8, 1918 – October 27, 1980

Authorized Form of Name

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Biography

Abstract

Bernd Matthias was a Professor of Physics at University of California, San Diego (1961-1980). Other institutional affiliations included Bell Telephone Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Some of his research interests included superconductivity, ferroelectricity and ferromagnetism.

Important Dates

June 8, 1918Birth, Frankfurt am Main (Germany).

1942 – 1947Scientific Collaborator, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1943Obtained PhD in Physics, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Zurich (Switzerland).

1947 – 1948Member of Staff, Division of Industrial Cooperation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1948 – 1980Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1949 – 1951Assistant Professor, University of Chicago.

1961 – 1980Professor of Physics, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1962 – 1980Director, Institute for the Study of Matter (1962-1966); Associate Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (1966-1971); and Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (1971-1980), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1965Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1965Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1970Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1971 – 1980Los Alamos Fellow, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1979Awarded International Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

October 27, 1980Death, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

Graduate Education

Zurich (Switzerland)

Employment

Zurich (Switzerland)

Murray Hill (N.J.)

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Death

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Ferromagnetism.

Magnetism.

Piezoelectricity.

Solid state physics.

Solids.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Matthias, Joan Trapp

Wife.

Matthias, Judith

Sister.

Advisors & Collaborators

Fisk, Zachary

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Fowler, R. D.

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Giorgi, A. L. (Angelo Louis)

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Hill, H. Hunter

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Krikorian, Nerses

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Advised by Matthias at University of California, San Diego, "Superconductivity and magnetism of lanthanum-rare earth dialuminides," and both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Olsen, C. E.

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Scherrer, Paul

Ph.D. advisor at Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich.

Smith, James Lawrence, 1943-

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Stewart, G. R. (Gregory Randall)

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Szklarz, E. G. (Eugene G.)

Collaborated at Los Alamos Laboratory.

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

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.

Bardeen, John

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 Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Buckley, Oliver Ellsworth, 1887-1959

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone 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.

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Coppi, B.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone 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 Telephone Laboratories.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, San Diego.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fletcher, Harvey, 1884-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Telephone 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 Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Bell Telephone 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.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

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.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, San Diego.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

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 Telephone Laboratories.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, San Diego.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

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.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories and University of California, San Diego.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Additional

Cohen, Morrel H.

Raub, Ch. J.

Zachariasen, William H. (William Houlder), 1906-1979

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical staff.

Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich. Departement Physik

Obtained PhD (1943). Scientific Collaborator.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Division of Industrial Cooperation

Member of Staff.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Director, Institute for the Study of Matter.

University of California, San Diego. Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences

Associate Director and Director.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member.

American Physical Society

Awarded International Prize for New Materials in 1979 and Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize in 1970.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Bernd Matthias correspondence [microform].

Archives

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Group CRM-1, Mail Stop C-322, Los Alamos, NM 87545, USA

Bernd T. Matthias papers, 1940-1980.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

International Science and Technology Journal interviews, 1962-1967.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Sessions from 5th annual meeting of Corporate Associates [sound recording], 1962 September.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Excerpts from a Georgetown University Summer School course on the science and technology of superconductivity [videorecording] / recorded by Georgetown University ; 1971.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Arthur L. Schawlow, 1984 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Morrel H. Cohen, 1981 March 31 and June 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with P. W. Anderson [videorecording] : 1999-2002.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with P. W. Anderson, 1988 May 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with William Conyers Herring, 1974 July 23, 29, and 31 October.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William H. Zachariasen biographical file, 1974-1981, undated.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Bernd T. Matthias Physics Today obituary.

Bernd Theodor Matthias: 1918-1980, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.

On the physics and chemistry of solids : dedicated to Professor Bernd T. Matthias on the occasion of his 60th birthday / editor-in-chief, J.W. Christian, honorary editor, F. Fairbrother, editor (precious metals), Ch. J. Raub.