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Malvin A. Ruderman

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Dates

March 25, 1927 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Biography

Abstract

Malvin Ruderman is Professor of Physics at Columbia University (1980-present). Other institutional affiliations include New York University and University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include collapsed objects in astrophysics, neutron stars, and gamma ray emission.

Important Dates

March 25, 1927Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1945Obtained AB, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1947Obtained MS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1951Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1951 – 1952Physicist, Radiation Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1952 – 1953National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

1953 – 1964Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1957Guggenheim Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen.

1960Visiting Professor, New York University.

1964 – 1969Visiting Professor (1964) and Professor of Physics (1964-1969), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1967 – 1968Visiting Senior Research Fellow, Imperial College London.

1969 – presentProfessor of Physics (1969-1980); Chair, Department of Physics (1973-1975); and Centennial Professor (1980-present), Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1972Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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

1984 – 1985Visiting Professor, Stanford University.

1990Visiting Professor, Oxford University.

1997 – 1998Visiting Professor, Institute for Space Astrophysics, National Research Council, Rome.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Gamma rays.

Neutron stars.

Stars -- Structure.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Arnowitt, Richard

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Barish, B. C. (Barry Clark), 1936-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Birge, Raymond T. (Raymond Thayer), 1887-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at Columbia University.

Booth, Eugene

Both employed at Columbia University.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brillouin, Léon, 1889-1969

Both employed at Columbia University.

Brode, Robert B. (Robert Bigham), 1900-1986

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chaudhari, Praveen, 1937-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Columbia University.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Davis, Bergen, 1869-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Devons, Samuel

Both employed at Columbia University.

Dunning, John R. (John Ray), 1907-1975

Both employed at Columbia University.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Foley, Henry Michael, 1917-1982

Both employed at Columbia University.

Frosch, Robert A. (Robert Alan), 1928-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Henley, Ernest M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hughes, Vernon W.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Javan, Ali, 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at Columbia University.

Kusch, Polykarp, 1911-1993

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lamb, Willis E. (Willis Eugene), 1913-2008

Both employed at Columbia University.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lawrence, Ernest Orlando, 1901-1958

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Both employed at Columbia University and University of California, Berkeley.

Loeb, Leonard B. (Leonard Benedict), 1891-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Millis, Andrew J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nierenberg, William Aaron, 1919-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at Columbia University.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Pegram, George Braxton, 1876-1958

Both employed at Columbia University.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Pinczuk, Aron

Both employed at Columbia University.

Press, Frank, 1924-

Both employed at Columbia University.

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

Both employed at Columbia University.

Rainwater, L. James (Leo James), 1917-1986

Both employed at Columbia University.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sachs, Allan M. (Allan Maxwell), 1921-1989

Both employed at Columbia University.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Columbia University.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Seaborg, Glenn T. (Glenn Theodore), 1912-1999

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Serber, R. (Robert)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Spruch, Larry

Both employed at New York University.

Steinberger, J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Störmer, Horst

Both employed at Columbia University.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Columbia University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Both employed at Columbia University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Columbia University.

Wu, C. S. (Chien-shiung), 1912-1997

Both employed at Columbia University.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at New York University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1945). National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow; Professor of Physics; Department Chair; and Centennial Professor.

Consiglio nazionale delle ricerche (Italy)

Visiting Professor, Institute for Space Astrophysics.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Physicist.

New York University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor and Professor of Physics.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics.

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

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

Obtained MS (1947) and PhD (1951).

Imperial College, London. Department of Physics

Visiting Senior Research Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Niels Bohr institutet

Guggenheim Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Audio and video interviews about the life and work of Richard Garwin, 2004-2012.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Seminar for science writers [sound recording], 1969 January 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Interviews with physicists, 1989.

Contact: Dr. A. Ratnakar, Librarian, Raman Research Institute. Banglore

In private hands

Published Resources

Author

Mechanics [by] Charles Kittel, Walter D. Knight [and] Malvin A. Ruderman. Rev. by A. Carl Helmholz [and] Burton J. Moyer.