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John Kirtland Galt

Photo

Dates

September 1, 1920 – June 11, 2003

Authorized Form of Name

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Biography

Abstract

John Galt worked as principle scientist for the Aerospace Corporation in Los Angeles from 1985 to 1990. His other institutional affiliations included Bell Telephone Laboratories and Sandia National Laboratories. In 1986, he was awarded the American Physical Society's George E. Pake Prize.

Important Dates

September 1, 1920Birth, Portland (Or.).

1941Obtained AB, Reed College, Portland (Or.).

1945 – 1947Research Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1947Obtained PhD in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1947 – 1948National Research Council Fellow, University of Bristol.

1948 – 1974Researcher (1948-1961) and Director, Solid State Electronics Research (1961-1974), Bell Telephone Laboratories, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1971 – 1977Member, Advisory Committee to Air Force Systems Command, National Academy of Sciences.

1974 – 1985Director, Solid State Scientific Research (1974-1978) and Vice President (1978-1985), Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque (N.M.).

1975 – 1991Member, Scientific Advisory Board, United States Air Force.

1985 – 1990Principal Scientist, Aerospace Corporation, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1986Awarded George E. Pake Prize, American Physical Society.

1990 – 1997Private Consultant.

June 11, 2003Death, Albuquerque (N.M.).

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Portland (Or.)

Undergraduate Education

Portland (Or.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Albuquerque (N.M.)

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Death

Albuquerque (N.M.)

Subjects

Electronics.

Solid state physics.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Family

Galt, Marguerite Van Nest

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Collaborated on experiments with tin microwhiskers. Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Colleagues

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.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Buckley, Oliver Ellsworth, 1887-1959

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.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

DiSalvo, Francis

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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.

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.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kelly, Mervin Joe

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

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.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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.

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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 de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weeks, John David

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Additional

Frank, Charles, Sir

Sullivan, Woodruff Turner

Institutions

Major Positions

Aerospace Corporation

Principal Scientist.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Researcher and Director, Solid State Electronics Research.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1947). Research Associate.

Sandia National Laboratories

Director, Solid State Scientific Research and Vice President.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Physical Society

Received 1986 George E. Pake Prize.

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Advisory Committee to Air Force Systems Command.

Reed College (Portland, Or.). Physics Department

Obtained AB.

United States. Air Force

Member, Scientific Advisory Board.

University of Bristol. Department of Physics

National Research Council Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Oral history interview with Sir Charles Frank, 1981 July 31.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Woodruff T. Sullivan papers, 1946-2009.

Archives

National Radio Astronomy Observatory

520 Edgemont Road, Charlottesville, VA 22903, USA