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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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David Pines

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Dates

June 8, 1924 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Pines, David, 1924-

Additional Forms of Names

Pines, D. (David), 1924-

Biography

Abstract

David Pines is Distinguished Professor of Physics at University of California, Davis (2005-present). Other instituitonal affiliations include University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and Princeton University. His research interests include the theory of many-body systems and theoretical astrophysics.

Important Dates

June 8, 1924Birth, Kansas City (Mo.).

1944Obtained AB, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1948Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1950Obtained PhD in Physics, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1950 – 1952Instructor in Physics, University of Pennsylvania.

1952 – 1955Research Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1955 – 1958Assistant Professor, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1957 – 1958National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

1958 – 1959Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1959 – presentProfessor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (1959-1995); Founding Director, Center for Advanced Studies (1967-1970); Professor, Center for Advanced Study (1978-1995); Center for Advanced Study, Professor of Physics (1990-1995); and Research Professor of Physics and Professor Emeritus of Physics and Electrical and Computer Engineering (1995-present), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1961 – presentSeries Editor, Frontiers in Physics.

1962 – 1963Associate Professor, University of Paris.

1965 – 1966Member, Physics Survey Committee, National Research Council.

1968 – 1980Vice President (1968-1972) and Member, Board of Trustees (1968-1980), Aspen Center for Physics.

1970Visiting Professor, Nordic Institute for Theoretical Physics (NORDITA).

1970Visiting Scientist, Adacemy of Sciences of the USSR.

1973Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1973Visiting Scientist, Academy of Sciences of the People's Republic of China.

1973 – 1980Chair, Board on International Scientific Exchange (1973-1977) and Co-Chair, US/USSR Commission on Cooperation in Physics (1975-1980), National Research Council.

1973 – 1996Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics.

1975 – 1982Member (1975-1982) and Chair (1977-1982), Advisory Committee, Theoretical (T) Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1978Visiting Scientist, Academy of Sciences of the USSR.

1978Exchange Professor, University of Paris.

1979Visiting Scientist, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

1979 – 1982Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1984 – 2002Member, Board of Trustees (1984-2002); Vice President (1984-1986); Chair, Board of Trustees (1986-1987); Co-Chair, Science Board (1987-1996); Member, Science Board (1987-1999); External Professor (1989-2002); and Robert Maxwell Professor (1991), Santa Fe Institute.

1985Gordon Godfrey Professor, University of New South Wales.

1985 – 2000Mentor, Defense Sciences Study Group, Institute for Defense Analyses.

1986 – 1987B. T. Matthias Visiting Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1989Professor, College de France.

1994 – 1998Chair, Panel on Condensed Matter Physics, National Academy of Sciences.

1996 – 1997S. Ulam Visiting Scholar, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1996 – 1999Chair, Physics Section, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1998Visiting Professor, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm.

1999 – presentStaff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1999 – presentFounding Co-Director, Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter.

2000Visiting Fellow-Commoner, Trinity College, Cambridge University.

2005 – presentDistinguished Professor of Physics, University of California, Davis, Davis (Calif.).

Occupation

Theoretical astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Kansas City (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Urbana (Ill.)

Davis (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Superconductivity.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

PhD advisor at Princeton University on the role of plasma oscillations in electron interactions.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Advised by Pines at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Nozières, P. (Philippe)

Co-wrote the book The Theory of Quantum Liquids.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Adrian, R. J. (Ronald J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Balluffi, R. W.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Berko, Stephan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Elsasser, Walter M., 1904-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Glimm, James

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at the Institute for Advanced Study.

Additional

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Bohr, Niels, 1885-1962

Ference, Michael, 1911-

Gell-Mann, Murray

Hoddeson, Lillian

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Mott, N. F. (Nevill Francis), Sir, 1905-1996

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Salpeter, Edwin E.

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

Schweber, S. S. (Silvan S.)

Serber, R. (Robert)

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Institutions

Major Positions

Akademiia nauk SSSR

Visiting Scientist.

Collège de France

Professor.

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

Member.

Kungl. Tekniska högskolan

Visiting Professor.

Magyar Tudományos Akadémia

Visiting Scientist.

Nordisk institut for teoretisk atomfysik

Visiting Professor.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1948) and PhD (1950). Assistant Professor.

Santa Fe Institute (Santa Fe, N.M.)

Member, Board of Trustees; Chair, Board of Trustees; Co-Chair, Science Board; Member; Science Board; External Professor; Robert Maxwell Professor; and Vice President.

Université de Paris

Associate Professor and Exchange Professor.

University of California, Davis. Department of Physics

Distinguished Professor of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Center for Advanced Study

Founding Director; Professor; and Professor of Physics.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Electrical Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering and Professor Emeritus of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Research Assistant Professor; Professor of Physics; Research Professor of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

University of New South Wales

Gordon Godfrey Professor.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Instructor in Physics.

Zhongguo ke xue yuan

Visiting Scientist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chair, Physics Section.

American Physical Society

Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics.

Aspen Center for Physics

Member, Board of Trustees and Vice President.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Frontiers in physics

Series Editor.

Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter

Founding Co-Director.

Institute for Defense Analyses

Mentor, Defense Sciences Study Group.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Member and Chair, Advisory Committee, Theoretical (T) Division; Staff Member; B. T. Matthias Visiting Scholar; and S. Ulam Visiting Scholar.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Chair, Panel on Condensed Matter Physics and Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Physics Survey Committee; Chair, Board on International Scientific Exchange; and Co-Chair, US/USSR Commission on Cooperation in Physics.

Niels Bohr institutet

National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Fellow.

Trinity College (University of Cambridge)

Visiting Fellow-Commoner.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1944).

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

John Bardeen Memorial Symposium [videorecording] / 1992 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Pines, 1981 April 13 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Lillian Hoddeson papers, 1904-2001.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

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

Oral history interview with Charles Slichter, 2005 March 26.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1981 May 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1986 June 6, 12, July 7, September 25, October 3, December 22, 1987 January 30, February 6, 27, March 6, April 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin Ernest Salpeter, 1978 March 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John Robert Schrieffer, 1974 September 26 and 1976 January 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with P. W. Anderson, 1988 May 10.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Anderson, 1999 March 30, May 30, November 23 and June 29, 2000.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Sam Schweber, 1998 October 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

"Superconductivity: From Electron Interaction to Nuclear Superfluidity," in BCS: 50 Years, ed. Leon N. Cooper and Dmitri Feldman (Singapore: World Scientific: 2011), 85-106

Complexity : metaphors, models, and reality / editors, George Cowan, David Pines, David Meltzer.

Elementary excitations in solids : lectures on phonons, electrons and plasmons / David Pines.

The many-body problem : a lecture note and reprint volume / Daivd Pines.

The theory of quantum liquids / by David Pines and Philipe Nozières.