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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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F. J. Himpsel

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Dates

October 30, 1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Himpsel, F. J.

Biography

Abstract

Franz J. Himpsel is Ednor M. Rowe Professor of Physics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison (1995-present). Other institutional affiliations include International Business Machines Corporation (IBM). His research interests include nanostructures and synchrotron radiation.

Important Dates

October 30, 1949Birth, Rosenheim (Germany : Landkreis).

1973Obtained Diplom, University of Munich, Munich (Germany).

1976Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Munich, Munich (Germany).

1977 – 1995Postdoctoral Researcher (1977-1980); Researcher (1980-1982); Manager (1982-1985); and Head, Surface Physics Department (1985-1995), Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1984 – 1985Visiting Professor, University of Munich.

1985Fellow, American Physical Society.

1995 – presentProfessor of Physics (1995-2000); Scientific Director, Synchrotron Radiation Center (1997-2002); and Ednor M. Rowe Professor of Physics (2000-present), University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

2007Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Surface physicist.

Places

Birth

Rosenheim (Germany : Landkreis)

Undergraduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Graduate Education

Munich (Germany)

Employment

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Madison (Wis.)

Subjects

Biomolecules.

Nanostructures.

Spintronics.

Surface (Physics).

Synchrotron radiation.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at IBM.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at IBM.

Barschall, H. H. (Henry Herman), 1915-1997

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at IBM.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at IBM.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at IBM.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Demuth, Joseph, 1946-

Both employed at IBM.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at IBM.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at IBM.

Fang, Frank F.

Both employed at IBM.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Haeberli, W. (Willy)

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Hershkowitz, N. (Noah), 1941-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at IBM.

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at IBM.

Lagally, Max G.

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Both employed at IBM.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at IBM.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at IBM.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Both employed at IBM.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at IBM.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at IBM.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at IBM.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at IBM.

Webb, M. B. (Maurice Barnett), 1926-

Both employed at University of Wisconsin, Madison.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at IBM.

Institutions

Major Positions

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Postdoctoral Researcher; Researcher; Manager; and Head, Surface Physics Department.

Universitat Munchen. Fakultat fur Physik

Obtained Diplom (1973) and PhD in Physics (1976). Visiting Professor.

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Scientific Director, Synchrotron Radiation Center; and Ednor M. Rowe Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2007 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

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