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G. Gabrielse

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gabrielse, G.

Additional Forms of Names

Gabrielse, Gerald

Biography

Abstract

Gerald Gabrielse is George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics at Harvard University (1987-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Washington. His research interests include low energy antiproton and antihydrogen physics.

Important Dates

1969 – 1971Attended Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights (Ill.).

1971 – 1973Obtained BS, Calvin College, Grand Rapids (Mich.).

1975Obtained MS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1978 – 1987Research Associate (1978-1982); Research Assistant Professor (1982-1985); Assistant Professor of Physics (1985-1986); and Associate Professor of Physics (1986-1987), University of Washington, Seattle (Wash.).

1980Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1987 – presentProfessor of Physics (1987-2003); Chair, Department of Physics (2000-2003); and George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics (2003-present), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1990 – 1993Member, Executive Committee, Topical Group for Precision Measurement, American Physical Society.

1992Fellow, American Physical Society.

1995 – 2000Member, Board of Trustees, Calvin College.

2001 – 2003Member, Committee on High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics, National Academy of Sciences.

2002Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

2003 – 2006Member, Board of Trustees, Trinity Christian College.

2005 – 2007Member, Board of Advisors, Templeton Foundation.

2007Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2011Awarded Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Undergraduate Education

Palos Heights (Ill.)

Grand Rapids (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Seattle (Wash.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Antiprotons.

Electrons -- diffraction.

Quantum theory.

Science and religion.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dash, J. G., 1923-

Both employed at University of Washington.

Dehmelt, Hans

Both employed at University of Washington.

Feldman, Gary J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Fortson, E. Norval

Both employed at University of Washington.

Franklin, Melissa Eve Bronwen

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Huth, John Edward

Both employed at Harvard University.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at University of Washington.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pipkin, Francis M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at Harvard University.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at University of Washington.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Vafa, Cumrun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Physics.

University of Washington. Department of Physics

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

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Committee, Topical Group for Precision Measurement; Fellow; received 2002 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics and received 2011 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Calvin College

Obtained BS (1973) and Member, Board of Trustees.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Committee on High-Energy-Density Plasma Physics and Member.

Templeton Foundation

Member, Board of Advisors.

Trinity Christian College (Palos Heights, Ill.)

Student and Member, Board of Trustees.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1975) and PhD in Physics (1980).

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