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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Published as Author

T. C. Lubensky

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Dates

May 7, 1943 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Lubensky, T. C.

Additional Forms of Names

Lubensky, Tom C.

Biography

Abstract

Thomas C. Lubensky is Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Pennsylvania (1971-present). Other institutional affiliations include Brown University and the University of Paris, Orsay. His research interests include condensed matter systems and soft materials such as liquid crystals.

Important Dates

May 7, 1943Birth, Kansas City (Mo.).

1964Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1965Obtained MA, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1969Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1969 – 1970National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow, University of Paris, Orsay (Université Paris-Sud).

1970 – 1971Postdoctoral Fellow, Brown University.

1971 – presentAssistant Professor of Physics (1971-1975); Associate Professor of Physics (1975-1980); Professor of Physics (1980-1998); Associate Director, Laboratory for Research in the Structure of Matter (1998-2001); Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics (1998-2009); Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy (2001-present); and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics (2009-present), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1976Research Associate, Harvard University.

1981 – 1982Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1985Fellow, American Physical Society.

1989 – 1990Visiting Professor, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chimie Industrielles, Paris.

1990 – 1995Consultant, Exxon Research and Engineering.

1997 – 2000Member, Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1998 – 2001Member, Executive Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, American Physical Society.

2000Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2002Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2004Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Kansas City (Mo.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Elasticity.

Granular materials.

Liquid crystals.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Chaikin, Paul M.

Co-wrote "Principles of condensed matter physics" and both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Chen, Daniel T.

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania, "Microrheology of soft matter."

Kundagrami, Arindam

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania, "The structure of TGB(C) phases near the upper critical twist k(c2)."

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Some aspects of magnetic correlations and line-widths."

Morse, David C.

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania.

O'Hern, Corey S.

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania, "Elasticity theories for cationic lipid and DNA complexes."

Souslov, Anton

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania, "Soft lattices."

Ye, Fangfu

Advised by Lubensky at University of Pennsylvania, "Elasticity and pattern formation of nematic elastomers."

Colleagues

Burstein, Elias, 1917-2017

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Cardona, Manuel, 1934-

Both employed at Brown University.

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

Both employed at Brown University.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at Brown University.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at Brown University.

Middleton, Roy, 1927-2004

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Plummer, E. Ward

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Primakoff, H. (Henry), 1914-1983

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

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

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at Brown University.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Brown University.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at University of Pennsylvania.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Physics

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1965) and PhD in Physics (1969). Research Associate.

Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (University of Pennsylvania)

Associate Director.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Mary Amanda Wood Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics and Astronomy; and Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow; Member, Executive Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics; and received 2004 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

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

Obtained BS (1964).

École normale supérieure (France)

Visiting Professor.

Ecole supérieure de physique et de chimie (Paris, France)

Visiting Professor.

Exxon Research and Engineering Company

Consultant.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Université Paris-Sud

National Science Foundation (NSF) Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Advisory Board.

Resources

Published Resources

Author

Principles of condensed matter physics / P.M. Chaikin, T.C. Lubensky.