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David T. Wilkinson

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Dates

May 13, 1935 – September 5, 2002

Authorized Form of Name

Wilkinson, David T.

Biography

Abstract

David Wilkinson was Professor of Physics at Princeton University. Other institutional affiliations include the University of Michigan. His research was in the study of cosmic microwave background radiation left over from the hot Big Bang.

Important Dates

May 13, 1935Birth, Hillsdale (Mich.).

1957Obtained BSE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1959Obtained MSE, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1962Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1962 – 1963Lecturer in Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1963 – 2002Instructor to Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Emeritus (1963-2002) and Chair, Department of Physics (1987-1990), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1983Member, National Academy of Sciences.

September 5, 2002Death, Princeton (N.J.).

Occupation

Cosmologist.

Places

Birth

Hillsdale (Mich.)

Undergraduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Death

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Cosmic background radiation.

Cosmology.

Pulsars.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Crane, H. R. (Horace Richard), 1907-2007

PhD advisor at University of Michigan, "A pricision measurement of the g-factor of the free electron," and both employed at University of Michigan.

Davis, M. (Marc)

Advised by Wilkinson at Princeton University, "Search for galaxies at large redshift."

Groth, Edward John, III

Advised by Wilkinson at Princeton University, "Absolute timing of the Crab nebula pulsar, NP0532."

Lange, Andrew

Advised by Wilkinson at Princeton University.

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Al'tshuler, B. L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Case, Kenneth M.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Chaikin, Paul M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dennison, David M. (David Mathias), 1900-1976

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Kaspi, Victoria Michelle, 1967-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Laporte, Otto, 1902-1971

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Page, Lyman A.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Polyakov, A. M.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Randall, Harrison M. (Harrison McAllister), 1870-

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Princeton University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Shenstone, A. G. (Allen Goodrich)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Smyth, Henry De Wolf, 1898-1986

Both employed at Princeton University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Thorne, Kip S.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Weiss, Rainer

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wigner, Eugene Paul, 1902-1995

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Gamow, George, 1904-1968

Penzias, Arno A.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Institutions

Major Positions

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Department chair and Instructor to Cyrus Fogg Brackett Professor of Physics Emeritus.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1962) and Lecturer in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Bell Telephone Laboratories

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

University of Michigan. College of Engineering

Obtained BSE (1957) and MSE (1959).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

David Wilkinson papers, 1957-2002 (bulk 1961-2001).

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with David Todd Wilkinson, 1984 September 27.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Symposium in honor of H. Richard Crane [sound recording] / at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, 1997 November 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"David Todd Wilkinson: 1935-2002", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

David T. Wilkinson Physics Today obituary.