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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Subject

William L. McMillan

Photo

Dates

January 13, 1936 – August 30, 1984

Authorized Form of Name

McMillan, William L.

Biography

Abstract

William L. McMillan was a Professor of Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1972-1984). His other institutional affiliations included University of Arkansas and Bell Telephone Laboratories. He was elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1982.

Important Dates

January 13, 1936Birth, Little Rock (Ark.).

1958Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Ark.).

1959Obtained MS in Physics, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville (Ark.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1964 – 1972Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1972 – 1984Professor of Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1982Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1983Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

August 30, 1984Death, Champaign (Ill.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Little Rock (Ark.)

Undergraduate Education

Fayetteville (Ark.)

Graduate Education

Fayetteville (Ark.)

Champaign (Ill.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Champaign (Ill.)

Death

Champaign (Ill.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Statistical mechanics.

Superconductivity.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Family

McMillan, Joyce

Wife.

McMillan, Julie

Daughter.

McMillan, Kenneth Laughlin

Son.

McMillan, Laughlin

Father.

McMillan, Lawrence Edward

Son.

McMillan, William Albert

Son.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bardeen, John

Ph.D. advisor at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

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.

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

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.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sarachik, Myriam P.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical staff.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1964). Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained BS (1958).

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville. Physics Department

Obtained MS (1959).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

William L. McMillan Physics Today obituary.

William L. McMillan University of Illinois memorial page.

William L. McMillan: 1936-1984, Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences.