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Hermann A. Haus

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Dates

August 8, 1925 – May 21, 2003

Authorized Form of Name

Haus, Hermann A.

Additional Forms of Names

Haus, H. A. (Hermann A.)

Haus, Hermann A., 1925-2003

Haus, Hermann Anton

Biography

Abstract

Hermann Anton Haus was Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (1954-2003). His research interests included optical communications and quantum optics.

Important Dates

August 8, 1925Birth, Ljubljana (Slovenia) (Ljubljana, Yugoslavia).

1949Obtained BSc, Union College, New York, New York (N.Y.).

1951Obtained MEE, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy (N.Y.).

1954Received ScD in Electrical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1954 – 2003Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering (1954-1958); Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering (1958-1962); Professor of Electrical Engineering (1962-1973); Elihu Thompson Professor of Electrical Engineering (1973-1986), and Institute Professor (1986-2003), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1987Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1995Awarded National Medal of Science.

May 21, 2003Death, Lexington, Massachusetts.

Occupation

Electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Ljubljana (Slovenia)

Undergraduate Education

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Troy (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Lexington (Mass.)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Optical communications.

Optical fiber communication.

Quantum optics.

Relationships

People

Family

Haus, Cristina

Daughter.

Haus, Eleanor Laggis

Wife, married in 1953.

Haus, Helene Hynek

Mother.

Haus, Mary

Daughter.

Haus, Otto Maximilian

Father.

Haus, Stephen

Son.

Haus, William

Son.

Colleagues

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Edgerton, Harold Eugene, 1903-1990

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stever, H. Guyford

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Wiesner, Jerome B. (Jerome Bert), 1915-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Institutions

Major Positions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Electrical Engineering

Obtained ScD in Electrical Engineering (1954). Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering; Professor of Electrical Engineering; Elihu Thompson Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Institute Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering Department

Obtained MEE (1951).

Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.). EE/CS Department

Obtained BSc (1949).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Hermann A. Haus papers.

Institute Archives and Special Collections

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

M.I.T. Libraries, Rm. 14N-118, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA

Hermann A. Haus response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Electrodynamics of moving media [by] Paul Penfield, Jr., and Hermann A. Haus.

Noise in electron devices, edited by Louis D. Smullin and Hermann A. Haus.

Subject

Hermann Anton Haus Physics Today obituary.