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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as Author

Steven E. Koonin

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Dates

December 12, 1951 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Koonin, Steven E.

Additional Forms of Names

Koonin, S. E. (Steven E.)

Biography

Abstract

Steven E. Koonin is Director, Center for Urban Science and Progress and Professor of Information, Management, and Operations Science at New York University (2012-present). Other institutional affiliations include Institute for Defense Analyses and United States Department of Energy. His research include theoretical physics and energy policy.

Important Dates

December 12, 1951Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1972Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1975Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1975 – 2004Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics (1975-1978); Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics (1978-1981); Professor of Theoretical Physics (1981-2004); Chair of the Faculty (1989-1991); and Provost (1995-2004), California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1986 – 1990Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2004 – 2009Chief Scientist, British Petroleum Company (BP), London (England).

2009 – 2011Under Secretary for Science, United States Department of Energy.

2010Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2011 – 2012Member, Science and Technology Policy Institute, Institute for Defense Analyses.

2012 – presentDirector, Center for Urban Science and Progress (2012-present); Professor of Physics (2012-present); and Professor of Information, Management, and Operations Science (2012-present), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Pasadena (Calif.)

London (England)

Subjects

Energy policy.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Kerman, A. K.

PhD advisor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, "Hydrodynamic approximations to time-dependent Hartree-Fock."

Neuhauser, Daniel

Advised by Koonin at California Institute of Technology.

Trentalange, Stephen

Advised by Koonin at California Institute of Technology in physics.

Colleagues

Anderson, Carl D. (Carl David), 1905-1991

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bacher, Robert F. (Robert Fox), 1905-2004

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

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

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Boehm, Felix

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Brown, Harold, 1927-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at New York University.

Christy, Robert F.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

DuMond, Jesse W. M. (Jesse William Monroe), 1892-1976

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Feynman, Richard P. (Richard Phillips), 1918-1988

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Fowler, William A.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at New York University.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at New York University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Kimble, H. Jeff (Harry Jeffrey), 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Leighton, Robert B.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

McKeown, R. D.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Sciulli, Frank J.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Wu, Theodore Y.-T. (Theodore Yao-tsu)

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Zweig, George

Both employed at California Institute of Technology.

Additional

Barnes, C. A.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Tombrello, Thomas A.

Institutions

Major Positions

British Petroleum Company

Chief Scientist.

California Institute of Technology

Chair of the Faculty and Provost.

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

Obtained BS (1972). Assistant Professor of Theoretical Physics; Associate Professor of Theoretical Physics; and Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Leonard N. Stern School of Business. Department of Information, Management, and Operations Science

Professor.

New York University. Center for Urban Science + Progress

Director.

New York University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

United States. Department of Energy

Under Secretary for Science.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Institute for Defense Analyses

Member, Science and Technology Policy Institute.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Theoretical Physics (1975).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Laboratory for Nuclear Sciences 46th anniversary symposium [videorecording], 1992 May 14-15.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Special session on cold fusion, I, II [videorecording]

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Marshall N. Rosenbluth papers, 1960-2003.

Mandeville Special Collections Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA

Oral history interview with Charles A. Barnes, 1989 June 13 and 26.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Thomas Tombrello, 2010 December 26-31.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Published Resources

Author

Steve Koonin, Dept. of Energy Under Secretary for Science, speaks at NSCL June 12, 2009