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Biography

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Dates

July 10, 1941 – present

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Hardy, J. C. (John Christopher), 1941-

Hardy, John Christopher, 1941-

Biography

Abstract

John Christopher Hardy is Distinguished Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University (1997-present). Other institutional affiliations include Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd. and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. His research interests include beta decay and weak interactions.

Important Dates

July 10, 1941Birth, Montréal (Québec).

1961Obtained BS, McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

1963Obtained MS, McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

1965Obtained PhD in Nuclear Physics, McGill University, Montréal (Québec).

1965 – 1967National Research Council Canada Fellow in Nuclear Physics, Oxford University.

1967 – 1970Miller Fellow (1967-1969) and Physicist (1969-1970), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

1970 – 1997Associate Research Officer (1970-1974); Senior Research Officer (1975-1983); Head, Nuclear Physics Branch (1983-1985); Assistant Vice-President, Physics and Health Science (1986-1988); and Director, Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Division (1989-1997), Chalk River Laboratories Atomic Energy of Canada, Ltd, Chalk River (Ont.).

1976Associate Scientist, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1976Awarded Herzberg Medal, Canadian Association of Physicists.

1979Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.

1981Awarded Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics, Royal Society of Canada.

1987 – 1997Chair, Board of Directors, Deep River Science Academy.

1997 – presentProfessor of Physics (1997-2007) and Distinguished Professor (2007-present), Texas A & M University, College Station (Tex.).

2000 – 2006Chair, Program Advisory Committee, Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility, Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

2002 – 2004Member, Executive Committee, Nuclear Physics Division, American Physical Society.

2006Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Montréal (Québec)

Undergraduate Education

Montréal (Québec)

Graduate Education

Montréal (Québec)

Employment

Chalk River (Ont.)

College Station (Tex.)

Subjects

Beta decay.

Exotic nuclei.

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear spectroscopy.

Standard model (Nuclear physics).

Weak interactions (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Atomic Energy of Canada Limited

Associate Research Officer; Senior Research Officer; Head, Nuclear Physics Branch; Assistant Vice-President, Physics and Health Science; and Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Division, Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories.

Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories

Associate Research Officer; Senior Research Officer; Head, Nuclear Physics Branch; Assistant Vice-President, Physics and Health Science; and Tandem Accelerator Superconducting Cyclotron Division.

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Associate Scientist.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Miller Fellow and Physicist (Berkeley campus).

Texas A & M University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and Distinguished Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Committee, Nuclear Physics Division and received 2006 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Canadian Association of Physicists

Received 1976 Herzberg Medal.

Deep River Science Academy

Chair, Board of Directors.

McGill University. Physics Department

Obtained BS (1961), MS (1963), and PhD in Nuclear Physics (1965).

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Chair, Program Advisory Committee, Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility.

Royal Society of Canada

Vice-President, Academy of Science; Fellow; and received 1981 Rutherford Memorial Medal in Physics.

University of Oxford

National Research Council Canada Fellow in Nuclear Physics.

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