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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

J. B. Hartle

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Dates

August 20, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Additional Forms of Names

Hartle, James B.

Hartle, James B., 1939-

Hartle, James Burkett, 1939-

Biography

Abstract

James B. Hartle is Professor of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara (1966-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Chicago and Princeton University. His research interests include gravitational waves and black holes.

Important Dates

August 20, 1939Birth, Baltimore (Md.).

1960Obtained AB, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1963 – 1964Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1964Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1964 – 1966Instructor in Physics, Princeton University.

1966 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1966-1972) and Professor of Physics (1972-present), University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Calif.).

1979Visiting Professor, University of Chicago.

1979 – 1981Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1981 – 1983Professor of Physics, University of Chicago.

1986 – 1995Member, International Committee on General Relativity and Gravitation.

1991Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1994G. C. Stenard Visiting Fellow in Mathematics, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University.

1994Rothschild Visiting Professor, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Studies.

1995 – 1997Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2009Awarded Einstein Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Baltimore (Md.)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Big bang theory.

Black holes (Astronomy).

Cosmology.

General relativity (Physics).

Gravitational waves.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Gell-Mann, Murray

PhD advisor at California Institute of Technology, "Complex Angular Momentum in Three-Particle Potential Scattering."

Schleich, Kristin

Advised by Hartle at University of Chicago, "Conformal Rotation in Perturbative Gravity."

Simon, Jonathan Z.

Advised by Hartle at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Higher Derivative Expansions and Non-locality."

Whelan, John T.

Advised by Hartle at University of California, Santa Barbara, "Addressing the Issues of Quantum Gravity in Generalized Quantum Mechanics."

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University and University of Chicago.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Horowitz, Gary T., 1955-

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Langer, James S.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

MacDonald, Gordon J. (Gordon James), 1929-2002

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Peale, Stanton Jerrold

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Scalapino, Douglas J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Additional

Page, Don N.

Institutions

Major Positions

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Rothschild Visiting Professor.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1960). Instructor in Physics.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics and Professor of Physics.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board and Director.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2009 Einstein Prize.

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

Obtained PhD in Physics (1964).

Gonville and Caius College

G. C. Stenard Visiting Fellow in Mathematics.

International Society on General Relativity and Gravitation.

Member.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Kip Thorne interviews conducted for his book "Black Holes and Time Warps," 1980-1989.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Subject

Oral history interview with Don Page, 1988 May 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Gravity : an introduction to Einstein's general relativity / James B. Hartle.