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Roy W. Gould

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Dates

April 25, 1927 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Gould, Roy W. (Roy Walter), 1927-

Biography

Abstract

Roy W. Gould is Simon Ramo Professor Emeritus, Division of Engineering and Applied Science, at California Institute of Technology (1955-present). Other institutional affiliations include Hughes Aircraft Company. His research interests include basic plasma physics and microwave electronics.

Important Dates

April 25, 1927Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1949Obtained BS in Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1950Obtained MS in Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1951 – 1952Research Engineer, Missile Guidance, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.).

1955 – presentAssociate Professor of Electrical Engineering (1955-1960); Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics (1960-1974); Executive Officer, Applied Physics (1973-1979); Professor of Applied Physics (1974-1980); Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science (1979-1985); Simon Ramo Professor, Division of Engineering and Applied Science (1980-1996); and Simon Ramo Professor Emeritus, Division of Engineering and Applied Science (1996-present), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1956Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1970 – 1972Assistant Director of Research, Fusion, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1994Awarded James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Plasma physicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Fusion.

Microwaves.

Plasma physics.

Plasma waves.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bahcall, John N.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Cole, Julian D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Duwez, Pol

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Epstein, Paul S. (Paul Sophus), 1883-1966

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hellwarth, Robert Willis, 1930-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Charles Christian, 1892-1968

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lauritsen, Thomas, 1915-1973

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Roshko, A. (Anatol)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Willmarth, William W.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Yariv, Amnon

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Bromberg, Joan Lisa

Institutions

Major Positions

California Institute of Technology. Division of Engineering and Applied Science

Obtained BS (1949). Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering; Executive Officer, Applied Physics; Professor of Applied Physics; Chair, Division of Engineering and Applied Science; Simon Ramo Professor; and Simon Ramo Professor Emeritus.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD in Physics (1956). Professor of Physics.

Jet Propulsion Laboratory (U.S.)

Research Engineer, Missile Guidance.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Assistant Director of Research, Fusion.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1994 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained MS (1950).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Oral history interview with Roy Gould, 1996 1 March-10 April.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Subject

Joan Bromberg research materials for "Fusion: science, politics, and the invention of a new energy source", 1922-1982 (bulk 1958-1978).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Amnon Yariv, 1999 November 17, 24 and December 1.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA