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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

Albert J. Libchaber

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Dates

October 23, 1934 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Libchaber, Albert J.

Additional Forms of Names

Libchaber, Joseph-Albert

Biography

Abstract

Albert Libchaber is the Detlev W. Bronk Professor at Rockefeller University (1955-present). His other institutional affiliations include University of Chicago and the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). His research interests include effects of temperature on DNA and turbulence in convective Rayleigh-Benard systems.

Important Dates

October 23, 1934Birth, Paris (France).

1956Obtained BS in Mathematics, University of Paris, Paris (France).

1959Obtained MS in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Champaign (Ill.).

1965Obtained PhD in Physics, École Normale Supérieure, Paris (France).

1965 – 1966Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1967 – 1983Master of Research (1967-1974) and Director of Research (1974-1983), National Center for Scientific Research (Centre national de la recherche scientifique), Paris (France).

1983 – 1991Professor of Physics (1983-1987) and Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor of Physics (1987-1991), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1986Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1986Awarded Wolf Prize in Physics, Wolf Foundation.

1986Fellowship, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

1987 – 1993Editor, Journal of Nonlinearity, Institute of Physics Publishing.

1991 – 1994Professor of Physics, Princeton University.

1995 – presentDetlev W. Bronk Professor, Rockefeller University, New York (N.Y.).

2007Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter and biophysicist.

Places

Birth

Paris (France)

Undergraduate Education

Paris (France)

Graduate Education

Champaign (Ill.)

Paris (France)

Employment

Paris (France)

Chicago (Ill.)

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Biophysics.

Condensed matter.

DNA.

Turbulence.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University and Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

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.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff.

Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)

Master of Research and Director of Research.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Rockefeller University

Detlev W. Bronk Professor.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Paul Snowden Distinguished Service Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Obtained PhD in Physics (1965).

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Member.

Institute of Physics Publishing

Editor, Journal of Nonlinearity.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Université de Paris

Obtained BS in Mathematics (1956).

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1959).

Wolf Foundation Prizes

Received 1986 Wolf Foundation Prize in Physics.

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