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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

Cherry Ann Murray

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Dates

1952 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Murray, Cherry Ann

Additional Forms of Names

Murray, Cherry A.

Biography

Abstract

Cherry Murray was the Dean of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2009-2014). Her other institutional affiliations include Bell Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. Murray is well-known for her scientific accomplishments regarding light scattering, soft condensed matter, and complex fluids.

Important Dates

1952Birth, Fort Riley (Kan.).

1973Obtained BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1978Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1978 – 1984Member, Technical Staff, Low Energy and Scattering Research, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1984 – 1996Member, Technical Staff, Low Energy and Scattering Research (1984-1985); Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Low Temperature Physics Research (1985-1987); Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department (1987-1990); Head, Condensed Matter Physics Research Department (1990-1993); and Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department (1993-1996), AT & T Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1989Awarded Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, American Physical Society.

1996 – 2004Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department (1996-1997); Director, Physics Research (1997-2000); Vice President, Physical Sciences (2000-2001); and Senior Vice President, Physical Sciences and Wireless Research (2001-2004), Bell Labs Innovations, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1997Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1999Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2004 – 2009Deputy Director, Science and Technology, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore (Calif.).

2005Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

2009President, American Physical Society.

2009 – presentDean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (2009-2014); John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Professor of Physics (2009-2014); and Benjamin Pierce Professor of Technology and Public Policy and Professor of Physics (2015-present), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

Occupation

Applied physicist.

Places

Birth

Fort Riley (Kan.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Livermore (Calif.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Applied physics and engineering.

Condensed matter.

Low temperature research.

Research, Industrial.

Scattering (Physics).

Science and industry.

Women in science.

Women physicists.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Aeppli, Gabriel

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Anastasio, Michael R.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Anderson, John D., 1930-

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone 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, Steven

Both employed at Bell 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 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 AT & T Bell Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard 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 Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lindl, John

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Miller, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nuckolls, John Hopkin

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell 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 Telephone Laboratories.

Post, Richard F.

Both employed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Both employed at Bell Laboratories.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell 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.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at Harvard 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 Laboratories.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Willett, Robert L.

Both employed at AT & T Bell Laboratories and Lucent Technologies.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Member, Technical staff, Low Energy and Scattering Research; Distinguished Member, Technical staff, Low Temperature Physics Research; Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department; Head, Condensed Matter Physics Research Department; and Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department.

Bell Labs Innovations

Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department; Director, Physics Research; Vice President, Physical Sciences; and Senior Vice President, Physical Sciences and Wireless Research.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical staff, Low Energy and Scattering Research.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Benjamin Pierce Professor of Technology and Public Policy.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dean and John A. and Elizabeth S. Armstrong Professor of Engineering of Applied Sciences.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Deputy Director, Science and Technology.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow.

American Physical Society

President. Awarded George E. Pake Prize in 2005 and Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award in 1989.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1973) and PhD (1978).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics, History of Physicists in Industry records, 2003-2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Marie Curie - A 150th Birthday Celebration [sound recording], 2017 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cherry Ann Murray, 2006 January 17 and March 23.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

National Academy of Sciences Audio Interview.