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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as AuthorPublished as Author

Alexander L. Fetter

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Dates

May 16, 1937 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Biography

Abstract

Alexander L. Fetter is Professor Emeritus of Physics at Stanford University (1965-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include Bose-Einstein condensation and superconductivity.

Important Dates

May 16, 1937Birth, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1958Obtained AB, Williams College, Williamstown (Mass.).

1960Obtained BA, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1963Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1963 – 1965Miller Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley.

1965 – 2015Assistant Professor of Physics (1965-1968); Associate Professor of Physics (1968-1974); Professor of Physics (1974-2007); Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies (1976-1979); Chair, Department of Physics (1985-1990); Associate Dean of Humanities and Sciences (1990-1993); Director, Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory (1996-1997); Director, Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials (1999-2002); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (2007-present), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1974 – 1979Member, Board of Trustees, Williams College.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Undergraduate Education

Williamstown (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Oxford (England)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Bose-Einstein condensation.

Condensed matter.

Superconductivity.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Bloch, Felix, 1905-

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Burchat, P. (Patricia)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at Stanford University.

Laughlin, Robert B.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Linde, A. D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

May, Michael M., 1925-

Both employed at Stanford University.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Webster, David Locke, 1888-1976

Both employed at Stanford University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

White, Robert M., 1938-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Stanford University

Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies and Associate Dean, Humanities and Sciences.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; Director, Hansen Experimental Physics Laboratory; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Stanford University. Geballe Laboratory for Advanced Materials

Director.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1963).

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Miller Research Fellow.

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1960).

Williams College

Obtained AB (1958) and Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Alexander L. Fetter papers, 1965-1991.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Stanford University Department of Physics lectures, 1965-1980.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Author

Quantum theory of many-particle systems [by] Alexander L. Fetter [and] John Dirk Walecka.