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Biography

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R. B. Griffiths

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Dates

February 25, 1937 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Griffiths, R. B. (Robert Budington)

Additional Forms of Names

Griffiths, Robert, 1937-

Griffiths, Robert B., 1937-

Griffiths, Robert Budington

Biography

Abstract

Robert Budington Griffiths is Otto Stern University Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University (1964-present). His research interests include consistent quantum theory and statistical mechanics.

Important Dates

February 25, 1937Birth, Etah (India : District).

1957Obtained AB, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1958Obtained MS, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1962Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1964 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1964-1969); Professor of Physics (1969-1979); and Otto Stern University Professor of Physics (1979-present), Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh (Pa.).

1969Visiting Associate Professor, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

1984Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

1987 – 1990Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Occupation

Quantum physicist.

Places

Birth

Etah (India : District)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Pittsburgh (Pa.)

Subjects

Quantum computing.

Quantum theory.

Science and religion.

Statistical mechanics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Pake, G. E. (George Edward)

PhD advisor at Stanford University, "Some Properties of Exchange-coupled Magnetic Systems.

Colleagues

Langer, James S.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Stern, Otto, 1888-1969

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

White, R. B.

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon University.

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Both employed at Carnegie-Mellon Unviersity.

Institutions

Major Positions

Carnegie Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics.

Carnegie-Mellon University. Physics Department

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Otto Stern University Professor of Physics.

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

Visiting Associate Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1984 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1957).

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1958) and PhD (1962).

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

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