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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

George H. Trilling

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Dates

September 18, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Trilling, George H.

Additional Forms of Names

Trilling, George H., 1930-

Biography

Abstract

Ph.D. physics, California Institute of Technology (1955); worked at University of Michigan, University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Also spent time at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) and served as president of the American Physical Society (APS).

Important Dates

September 18, 1930Birth, Bialystok (Poland).

1951Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1955Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1955 – 1956Research Fellow in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1956 – 1957Fulbright Fellow, École Polytechnique.

1957 – 1960Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics, University of Michigan.

1960 – presentStaff Member (1960-present) and Director, Physics Division (1984-1987), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1960 – presentAssociate Professor of Physics (1960-1964); Professor of Physics (1964-1994); Chair, Department of Physics (1968-1972); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1994-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1966 – 1967National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1973 – 1974Guggenheim Fellow, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1983Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2001President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Experimental particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Bialystok (Poland)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Cloud chamber.

Colliding beams.

Hadrons.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hardy, John Christopher

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Laporte, Otto, 1902-1971

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley, Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Robertson, H. P. (Howard Percy), 1903-1961

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Spitzer, Frank, 1926-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Uhlenbeck, George Eugène, 1900-1988

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Additional

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

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Snow, C. P. (Charles Percy), 1905-1980

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Staff Member and Director, Physics Division.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Staff Member.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Staff Member (Berkeley campus).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

American Physical Society

President.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1951) and PhD in Physics (1955). Research Fellow in Physics.

Ecole polytechnique (France)

Fulbright Fellow.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

National Science Foundation Senior Fellow and Guggenheim Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with George H. Trilling, 2006 March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

C. P. Snow collection, 1931-1980.

Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center

University of Texas at Austin

P.O. Drawer 7219, Austin, TX 78713-7219, USA

Gerson Goldhaber scientist records, 1956-1990 (bulk 1961-1989).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division John A. Kadyk records of 25-Inch Bubble Chamber experiments, 1959-1974 (bulk 1961-1974).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

LBL Physics Division Trilling-Goldhaber Group technical notes, 1960-1978.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Oral history interview with Gerson Goldhaber, 2005 June 22, 23, 24, 2006 February 27, 28 and March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission records (Record Group 326), 1923-1975.

Office of the National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

8th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20408, USA

Published Resources

Author

Interview with Foothill College students.