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Paul Buford Price

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Dates

November 8, 1932 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Price, Paul Buford

Additional Forms of Names

Price, P. Buford

Biography

Abstract

P. Buford Price is Professor in the Graduate School at University of California, Berkeley (2002-present). Other institutional affiliations include General Electric Company. His research projects include IceCube High-Energy Neutrino Observatory, Paleoclimatology and Glaciology, Life in Extreme Environments, and Experimental study of microbial evolution over 1e8 generations.

Important Dates

November 8, 1932Birth, Memphis (Tenn.).

1954Obtained BS, Davidson College, Davidson (N.C.).

1956Obtained MS, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1958Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Virginia, Charlottesville (Va.).

1958 – 1959Fulbright Fellow, H. H. Willis Physics Laboratory, University of Bristol.

1959 – 1960National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge University.

1960 – 1969Physicist, Research Laboratory, General Electric Company, Schenectady (N.Y.).

1965 – 1966Fulbright Fellow, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

1969 – presentProfessor of Physics (1969-2001); Director, Space Sciences Laboratory (1979-1985); Chair, Department of Physics (1987-1992); Dean of Physical Sciences (1992-2001); and Professor, Graduate School (2002-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1971 – 1972Member, Lunar Sample Analysis Planning Team, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1973 – 1976Member, Space Studies Board, National Academy of Sciences.

1975 – 1976Chair, Astrophysics Division, American Physical Society.

1981 – 1984Chair, Geophysics Section, National Academy of Sciences.

1981 – 1986Member, Board of Directors, Terradex Corporation.

1982 – 1986Vice Chair, Advisory Committee, California Space Institute.

1983Visiting Professor, University of Rome.

1984Scientific Associate, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1988 – 1991Chair, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Class, National Academy of Sciences.

1991 – 1994Member, Advisory Committee, Bartol Research Institute.

1992Visiting Professor, University of Rome.

1993 – 2004Regional Director, California Alliance for Minority Participation, National Science Foundation.

1994 – 1995Member, Streeting Group on Future of Space Science, National Academy of Sciences.

1999 – 2001Member, Polar Research Board, National Academy of Sciences.

2002 – 2004Member, Ice Core Working Group, National Ice Core Laboratory.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Memphis (Tenn.)

Undergraduate Education

Davidson (N.C.)

Graduate Education

Charlottesville (Va.)

Employment

Schenectady (N.Y.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Cosmology.

Geophysics.

Neutrinos.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Cabrera, Nicolás

PhD advisor at University of Virginia, "The mechanical properties of whiskers."

Mitchell, John Wesley

Post-doctorate advisor at University of Bristol.

Colleagues

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bean, Charles P., 1923-1996

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bradbury, Norris, 1909-1997

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cahn, John W., 1928-

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chandler, David, 1944-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chemla, D. S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Coolidge, William David, 1873-1975

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Edelheit, Lewis

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Ehrlich, Gert

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Giaever, Ivar

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Glaser, D. A.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Haxton, Wick C.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hull, Albert Wallace, 1880-1966

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mahan, Gerald D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Moyer, Burton J., 1912-1973

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Murnane, Margaret

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Riess, Adam, 1969-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Schmitt, Roland W.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Segrè, Emilio

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Smoot, George

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Suits, C. Guy (Chauncey Guy), 1905-1991

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Teller, Edward, 1908-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Thomas, Gareth, 1932-2014

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Watkins, George D.

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Watson, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

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

Both employed at General Electric Company.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Scientific Associate.

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

Physicist.

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Physicist.

Università di Roma

Visiting Professor.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics; Dean of Physical Sciences; Professor, Graduate School; Director, Space Sciences Laboratory; and Department Chair.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Astrophysics Division.

Bartol Research Foundation

Member, Advisory Committee.

California Alliance for Minority Participation in Science, Engineering and Mathematics.

Regional Director.

California Space Institute

Vice Chair, Advisory Committee.

Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, England)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

Davidson College (N.C.)

Obtained BS (1954).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member, Space Studies Board; Chair, Geophysics Section; Chair, Physical and Mathematical Sciences Class; Member, Steering Group on Future of Space Science; and Member, Polar Research Board.

Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

Fulbright Fellow.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Member, Lunar Sample Analysis Planning Team.

University of Bristol. Department of Physics

Fulbright Fellow, H. H. Willis Physics Laboratory.

University of Virginia. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1956) and PhD (1958).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Andrew Pickering interviews conducted for his book CONSTRUCTING QUARKS, 1978-1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A discovery and its uses : The story of particle tracks in solids, 1975.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA