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Paul S. Julienne

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Dates

May 8, 1944 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Julienne, Paul S.

Biography

Abstract

Paul S. Julienne is Fellow at National Institute of Standards and Technology (2003-present). Other institutional affiliations include Joint Quantum Institute Fellow, University of Maryland and the United States Navy. His research interests include atomic collision processes and ultracold molecules.

Important Dates

May 8, 1944Birth, Spartanburg (S.C.).

1965Obtained BS, Wofford College, Spartanburg (S.C.).

1969Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill (N.C.).

1969 – 1973Postdoctoral Research Associate, Physical Chemistry Division, National Research Council, National Academy of Sciences (1969-1971) and Research Chemist, Physical Chemistry Division (1971-1973), National Bureau of Standards.

1973 – 1974Research Physicist, Plasma Physics Division, Naval Research Laboratory, United States Navy.

1974 – 1988Group Leader, Physical Chemistry Division (1974-1976) and Group Leader, Molecular Physics Division (1976-1988), National Bureau of Standards, Gaithersburg (Md.).

1988 – presentGroup Leader, Molecular Physics Division (1988-1995); Group Leader, Quantum Processes Group, Atomic Physics Division (1995-2003); and NIST Fellow (2003-present), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Gaithersburg (Md.).

1994 – 1998Member, Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science, National Research Council.

2004Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

2005 – 2007Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.

Occupation

Atomic physicist.

Places

Birth

Spartanburg (S.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Spartanburg (S.C.)

Graduate Education

Chapel Hill (N.C.)

Subjects

Atomic and molecular physics.

Scattering (Physics).

Spectrum analysis.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Bergquist, James Charles

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at the National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Cava, Robert J.

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Condon, Edward Uhler, 1902-1974

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Cornell, Eric Allin, 1961-

Both employed at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Dunn, G. H. (Gordon H.), 1932-

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Girvin, Steven M.

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Hall, J. L. (John L.), 1934-

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Klebanoff, P. S.

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards.

Wineland, David J.

Both employed at National Bureau of Standards and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Institutions

Major Positions

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Group Leader, Molecular Physics Division; Group Leader, Quantum Processes Group, Atomic Physics Division; and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow.

Naval Research Laboratory (U.S.)

Research physicist, Plasma Physics Division.

United States. National Bureau of Standards

National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council, Physical Chemistry Division; Research Chemist, Physical Chemistry Division; Group Leader, Physical Chemistry Division; and Group Leader, Molecular Physics Division.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2004 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Science.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry (1969).

Wofford College (Spartanburg, S.C.). Physics Department

Obtained BS (1965).

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