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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorArchival as SubjectPublished as AuthorPublished as Subject

David Lazarus

Photo

Dates

September 8, 1921 – September 8, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Additional Forms of Names

Lazarus, David, 1921-2011

Biography

Abstract

David Lazarus was Professor Emeritus of Physics at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (1949-2011). Other institutional affiliations included the University of Chicago and Harvard University. His research interests included the diffusion of solids and ionic crystals.

Important Dates

September 8, 1921Birth, Buffalo (N.Y.).

1942Obtained BS, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1942 – 1943Researcher, Instrument Electronics Laboratory, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1943 – 1945Research Associate, Harvard Radio Research Laboratory.

1949Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1949 – 2011Instructor (1949-1951); Assistant Professor (1951-1955); Associate Professor (1955-1959); Professor (1959-1987); and Professor Emeritus (1987-2011), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Chicago (Ill.).

1968 – 1969Visiting Professor and Guggenheim Fellow, University of Paris.

1978 – 1979Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1981 – 1986Chair, Council on Materials Science, United States Department of Energy.

1981 – 1991Editor-in-Chief, Physical Review, American Physical Society.

September 8, 2011Death, Urbana (Ill.).

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Buffalo (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Death

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

High pressure physics.

Ionic crystals.

Metallurgy.

Radar.

Solid state physics.

Solids.

Relationships

People

Family

Lazarus, Barbara

Daughter.

Lazarus, Betty

Wife. Married 1943.

Lazarus, Mary Ann

Daughter.

Lazarus, Richard

Son.

Lazarus, William

Son.

Colleagues

Abrahams, Elihu

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Drickamer, H. G. (Harry George), 1918-2002

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

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

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Overhauser, Albert Warner, 1925-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Additional

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Piore, Emanuel Ruben, 1908-2000

Szilard, Leo

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Zener, Clarence, 1905-

Institutions

Major Positions

American Physical Society

Editor-in-Chief, Physical Review.

Harvard University. Radio Research Laboratory

Research Associate.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1942) and PhD in Physics (1949). Researcher, Instrument Electronics Laboratory.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Instructor; Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; and Professor Emeritus.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Argonne National Laboratory

General Electric Company. Research and Development Center

General Electric Company. Research Laboratory

Manhattan Project (U.S.)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

United States. Department of Energy

Chair, Council on Materials Science.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor and Guggenheim Fellow.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

David Lazarus autobiographical sketch, circa 1949.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

David Lazarus papers, 1945-1987.

University Archives

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

Oral history interview with David Lazarus, 1981 December 4.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

New horizons in physics: a celebration on the occasion of John Bardeen's 80th birthday [sound recording], 1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

The Loomis legacy / by David Lazarus.

Subject

David Lazarus Physics Today obituary.

David Lazarus University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign memorial page.