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Published as Author

Thomas F. Gallagher

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Dates

November 19, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Additional Forms of Names

Gallagher, Thomas Francis

Biography

Abstract

Thomas F. Gallagher is Jesse W. Beams Professor of Physics at the University of Virginia (1984-present). Other institutional affiliations include Stanford Research Institute and the University of Utah. His research interests include Rydberg atoms and their response to intense short microwave pulses.

Important Dates

November 19, 1944Birth, Bronxville (N.Y.).

1966Obtained AB, Williams College, Williamstown (Mass.).

1968Obtained AM, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1971Research Associate, Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1971Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1971 – 1972Research Associate, Physics, University of Utah.

1972 – 1984Physicist (1972-1978); Senior Physicist (1978-1983); and Program Manager (1983-1984), Molecular Physics Laboratory, SRI International (Stanford Research Institute), Menlo Park (Calif.).

1984 – presentProfessor of Physics (1984-1991) and Jesse W. Beams Professor of Physics (1991-present), University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1996Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Atomic and molecular physicist.

Places

Birth

Bronxville (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Williamstown (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Menlo Park (Calif.)

Charlottesville (Va.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Collision spectroscopy.

Rydberg states.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Conant, James Bryant, 1893-1978

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

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.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AM (1968) and PhD in Physics (1971). Research Associate, Physics.

Stanford Research Institute

Physicist; Senior Physicist; and Program Manager, Molecular Physics Laboratory.

University of Utah. Department of Physics & Astronomy

Research Associate, Physics.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Jesse W. Beams Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1996 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Williams College. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1966).

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Laser Spectroscopy : XIth international conference, Hot Springs, VA, June 1993 / editors, Louis Bloomfield, Thomas Gallagher, Daniel Larson.

Rydberg atoms