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Archival as Subject

David Arthur Shirley

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Dates

March 30, 1934 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Additional Forms of Names

Shirley, David A.

Biography

Abstract

David Shirley was the Director of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (1980-1989). Other institutional affiliations include University of California Berkeley and Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include synchrotron radiation, surface science, and the electronic structure of atoms and molecules.

Important Dates

March 30, 1934Birth, North Conway (N.H.).

1955Obtained BS, University of Maine, Orono (Me.).

1959Obtained PhD in Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1959 – 1992Lecturer in Chemistry (1959-1960); Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemistry (1960-1992); and Vice Chair and Chair, Department of Chemistry (1968-1975), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1966 – 1967National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Oxford University.

1970National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Free University of Berlin.

1975 – 1989Associate Laboratory Director and Head, Materials and Molecular Research Division (1975-1980) and Director (1980-1989), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1992 – 1996Senior Vice President, Research, and Dean, Graduate School, Pennsylvania State University.

1997 – presentEmeritus Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

Occupation

Chemist.

Places

Birth

North Conway (N.H.)

Undergraduate Education

Orono (Me.)

Graduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Atoms.

Chemistry.

Cyclotrons.

Physical laboratories -- Administration.

Synchrotron radiation.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Fadley, Charles S.

Advised by Shirley at University of California, Berkeley.

Giauque, William F. (William Francis), 1895-1982

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley, "The heat capacities and entropies of iodine and lithium chloride from 15 to 325 degrees Kelvin," and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Colleagues

Alivisatos, P.

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

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

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

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Perlman, Isadore

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

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Associate Laboratory Director and Head, Materials and Molecular Research Division and Director.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Emeritus Director.

Pennsylvania State University

Senior Vice President, Research, and Dean, Graduate School.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Chemistry (1959). Lecturer in Chemistry; Assistant Professor to Professor of Chemistry; Vice Department Chair and Department Chair.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Freie Universität Berlin

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

University of Maine at Orono

Obtained BS (1955).

University of Oxford. Department of Chemistry

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

LBL Office of the Director records of David A. Shirley, 1980-1987.

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA