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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as AuthorPublished as Subject

David M. Lee

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Dates

January 20, 1931 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lee, David M.

Additional Forms of Names

Lee, David Morris

Biography

Abstract

David M. Lee is Professor of Physics at Texas A&M University (2009-present). Other institutional affiliations include Cornell University. His research interests include superfluidity and condensed matter.

Important Dates

January 20, 1931Birth, Rye (N.Y.).

1952Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1955Obtained MS, University of Connecticut, Storrs (Conn.).

1959Obtained PhD in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1959 – 2009Instructor to Associate Professor of Physics (1959-1968); Professor of Physics (1969-1999); and James G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Science (1999-2009), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1966 – 1967Guest Associate Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

1974 – 1975Visiting Professor, University of Florida.

1981Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1990 – 1993Chair, Committee on Fundamental Constants and Standards, National Research Council.

1991Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1994Visiting Professor, University of Florida.

1996Awarded Nobel Prize in Physics with Douglas Osheroff and Robert Richardson "for their discovery of superfluidity in helium-3".

2009 – presentProfessor of Physics, Texas A&M University, College Station (Tex.).

Occupation

Low temperature physicist.

Places

Birth

Rye (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Storrs (Conn.)

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

College Station (Tex.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Helium 3.

Low temperature research.

Magnetic resonance.

Superconductors.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Family

Lee, Dana

Wife.

Advisors & Collaborators

Bernard, Ethan P.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Electron spin resonance studies of hydrogen and deuterium atoms in krypton-helium condensates."

Bigelow, N. P.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University in physics.

Fairbank, Henry Alan

PhD advisor at Yale University, "The thermal conductivity and the density of liquid He3."

Geller, Drew A.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "The field dependence of catastrophic relaxation in superfluid (3)He-B."

Kiselev, Sergey I.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Impurity -helium solids."

Machado, Kleber B.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Willingness to pay for conservation programs: A contingent valuation study of the Galapagos National Park."

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Compressional cooling and ultralow temperature properties of He3;" Lee's teaching assistant at Cornell University; and shared 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics with Robert C. Richardson for discovery of superfluidity in helium-3.

Rao, Nalini S.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Agricultural Best Management Practices in the New York City source watersheds: Hydrological, economic and policy analysis."

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Shared 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics along with Douglas D. Osheroff for discovery of superfluidity in helium-3, and both employed at Cornell University.

Sites, James Russell

Advised by Lee at Cornell University.

Weir, Donald H.

Advised by Lee at Cornell University, "Rebalancing goals in the National Park Service: Achieving reform in a federal agency."

Colleagues

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Kenneth G. (Kenneth Geddes), 1936-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Guest Associate Physicist.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Instructor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and James G. White Distinguished Professor of Physical Science

Texas A & M University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1981 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1952).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Committee on Fundamental Constants and Standards.

University of Connecticut. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1955).

University of Florida. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained PhD in Physics (1959).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

David M. Lee papers, 1935-2009.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA

Low temperature physics: a historical perspective [videorecording], 2006 March 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Nobel Voices Videohistory Project collection, 2000-2001.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Published Resources

Subject

David M. Lee Nobel Prize biography.