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Published as Author

E. Norval Fortson

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Dates

June 16, 1936 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Fortson, E. Norval

Additional Forms of Names

Fortson, Norval

Biography

Abstract

E. Norval Fortson is Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Washington (1966-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Bonn (Germany). His research interests include dipole moments and supersymmetry.

Important Dates

June 16, 1936Birth, Atlanta (Ga.).

1957Obtained BS, Duke University, Durham (N.C.).

1963 – presentResearch Assistant (1963-1965); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1966-1973); Professor of Physics (1973-2007); and Professor Emeritus of Physics (2007-present), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1965 – 1966Fulbright Fellow, University of Bonn (Germany).

1977Research Fellow, Oxford University.

1981Visiting Fellow, Oxford University.

1998Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Atlanta (Ga.)

Undergraduate Education

Durham (N.C.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Dipole moments.

Supersymmetry.

Time reversal.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dehmelt, Hans

Both employed at University of Washington.

Gabrielse, Gerald

Both employed at University of Washington.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Neddermeyer, Seth H. (Seth Henry), 1907-1988

Both employed at University of Washington.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of Washington.

Robertson, R. G. Hamish, 1943-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of Washington.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Wineland, David J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Institutions

Major Positions

Universität Bonn

Fulbright Fellow.

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Research Fellow and Visiting Fellow.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

Research Assistant; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Duke University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1957).

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Physics (1964).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

"A Permanent Electric Dipole Moment: The Quest Continues" [Video lecture]