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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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E. A. Frieman

Photo

Dates

January 19, 1926 – April 11, 2013

Authorized Form of Name

Frieman, E. A.

Additional Forms of Names

Frieman, Edward A.

Frieman, Edward A., 1926-2013

Biography

Abstract

Edward A. Frieman was Senior Vice President of Science and Technology at the Science Applications International Corporation (1996-2013). Other institutional affiliations included Scripps Institution of Oceanography and the Department of Energy. His research interests included plasma physics and nuclear fusion.

Important Dates

January 19, 1926Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1945 – 1979Instructor in Physics (1945-1952); Research Associate, Project Matterhorn (1952-1953); Head, Theoretical Division, Project Matterhorn (1954-1961); Head, Theoretical Division, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1961-1964); Professor of Astrophysical Science (1961-1979); and Associate Director, Plasma Physics Laboratory (1964-1979), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1946Obtained BS, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1948Obtained MS, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1953 – 1964Consultant, Los Alamos Laboratory.

1954 – 1957Consultant, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley.

1960 – 1979Member (1960-1979) and Chair, Steering Committee (1976-1978), JASON study group.

1968 – 1975Member, Board of Trustees, Jersey City State College.

1979 – 1981Assistant Secretary and Director, Office of Energy Research, United States Department of Energy.

1980 – 1981Member, Board of Directors, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

1981Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1981 – 1982Member, Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc.

1981 – 1986Executive Vice President, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), San Diego (Calif.).

1981 – 1989Vice Chair, White House Science Council.

1984 – 1990Member, Defense Science Board, United States Department of Defense.

1985 – 1987Member, Committee on International Security and Arms Control, National Academy of Sciences.

1986 – 1989Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986 – 2013Vice Chancellor, Marine Sciences (1986-1996) and Research Professor (1996-2013), University of California, San Diego.

1986 – 2013Director (1986-1996) and Director Emeritus (1996-2013), Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1987 – 1988Chair, Superconducting Super Collider Site Evaluation Committee, National Research Council.

1987 – 1990Member, Plasma Physics Laboratory Advisory Committee, Princeton University.

1987 – 1993Member, Ocean Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences.

1987 – 1996Member, Board of Directors, Science Applications International Corporation.

1988 – 1990Senior Consultant, Defense Science Board.

1988 – 1995Member, Board of Directors, United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

1990 – 1992Member, California Council on Science and Technology, State of California.

1990 – 1993Member, Panel on the Government Role in Civilian Technology, National Academy of Sciences.

1991 – 1992Member, Panel on Science Technology and National Security, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

1992 – 1993Member, Vice President's Science Advisory Board, Office of the Vice President of the United States.

1992 – 1995Member, Council on National Laboratories, University of California.

1992 – 1996Member, Council on Research, University of California.

1993 – 1994Chair, Board on Global Change, Commission on Geosciences Environment and Resources, National Academy of Sciences.

1995 – 1999Chair, Board on Sustainable Development, National Academy of Sciences.

1996 – 2013Senior Vice President, Science and Technology, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), San Diego (Calif.).

2002Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

San Diego (Calif.)

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Death

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Nuclear fusion.

Plasma physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Frieman, Jonathan

Son.

Frieman, Josh

Son.

Frieman, Joy Fields

Second wife, married 1967.

Frieman, Linda

Daughter.

Frieman, Michael

Son.

Frieman, Ruth Rodman

First wife, married 1949.

Frieman, Wendy

Daughter.

Advisors & Collaborators

Kennel, Charles F., 1939-

Advised by Frieman at Princeton University, "Low-frequency stability of spatially non-uniform plasmas."

Motz, Lloyd

PhD advisor at Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn, "The Proton-Proton Reaction and Energy Production in the Sun."

Colleagues

Bernstein, Ira B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Chen, Francis F., 1929-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fisch, N. J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fletcher, James Chipman, 1919-1991

Both employed at Princeton University.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Greene, J. M. (John M.), 1928-

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hulse, R. A.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kruer, William L.

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kruskal, Martin D. (Martin David), 1925-2006

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Kulsrud, R. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Porkolab, Miklos

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Stix, Thomas Howard

Both employed at Princeton University, Plasma Physics Laboratory.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Brueckner, Keith A.

Carruthers, George R.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Garwin, Richard L.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Townes, Charles H.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Watson, Kenneth M.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Consultant.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Consultant.

Princeton University. Department of Astrophysical Sciences

Professor.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Instructor in Physics.

Princeton University. Plasma Physics Laboratory

Research Associate and Head, Theoretical Division, Project Matterhorn; Head, Theoretical Division; and Associate Director.

Science Applications International Corporation

Executive Vice President; Senior Vice President, Science and Technology; and Member, Board of Directors.

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director and Director Emeritus.

United States. Department of Energy. Office of Energy Research

Assistant Secretary and Director.

University of California, San Diego

Vice Chancellor, Marine Sciences and Research Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2002 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Associated Universities, Inc.

Member, Board of Trustees.

California Council on Science and Technology

Member.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1946).

JASON Defense Advisory Group

Member, Study Group; and Chair, Steering Committee, Study Group.

Jersey City State College

Member, Board of Trustees.

Los Alamos Scientific Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member; Member, Committee on International Security and Arms Control; Member, Ocean Studies Board; Member, Panel on the Government Role in Civilian Technology; Chair, Board on Sustainable Development; and Chair, Board on Global Change, Commission on Geosciences Environment and Resources.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Superconducting Super Collider Site Evaluation Committee.

Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Electrophysics Department

Obtained MS (1948) and PhD in Physics (1951).

President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (U.S.)

Member, Panel on Science Technology and National Security.

United States. Defense Science Board

Member and Senior Consultant.

United States. Office of the Vice President

Member, Vice President's Science Advisory Board.

United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation

Member, Board of Directors.

University of California

Member, Council on Research.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

White House Science Council

Vice Chair.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

A random walk through turbulence theory [sound recording], 1986 November 10.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Audio and video interviews about the life and work of Richard Garwin, 2004-2012.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

E. A. Frieman papers, 1959-2000.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Oral history interview with E. A. Frieman, 1986 June 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edward A. Frieman, 2006 December 4 and 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Office of the Director, Edward Frieman records, 1924-2002.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with George Carruthers, 1992 August 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA