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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as Author

M. Brian Maple

Photo

Dates

November 20, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Additional Forms of Names

Maple, M. B. (M. Brian), 1939-

Maple, Merrill Brian, 1939-

Biography

Abstract

M. Brian Maple is Bernd T. Matthias Professor of Physics at the University of California, San Diego (1990-present). Other institutional affiliations include Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of California, Santa Barbara. His research interests include condensed matter physics and correlated electron materials.

Important Dates

November 20, 1939Birth, Chula Vista (Calif.).

1963Obtained BA and BS, San Diego State College, San Diego (Calif.).

1965Obtained MS, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1969Obtained PhD, University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1969 – presentAssistant Research Physicist (1969-1975); Assistant Adjunct Professor of Physics (1973-1975); Acting Associate Professor of Physics (1975-1977); Associate Research Physicist (1975-1979); Associate Professor of Physics (1977-1981); Professor of Physics (1981-1990); Bernd T. Matthias Professor of Physics (1990-present); and Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences (1995-present), University of California, San Diego, San Diego (Calif.).

1971Visiting Scientist, University of Chile, Santiago.

1973Visiting Scientist, University of Chile, Santiago.

1974Visiting Professor, Jose Balseiro Institute of Physics, Argentina.

1980Instructor in Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1987 – 1988Chair, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, American Physical Society.

1993Bernd T. Matthias Scholar, Center for Materials Science, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

2000Awarded James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials, American Physical Society.

2004Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Chula Vista (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

San Diego (Calif.)

Graduate Education

San Diego (Calif.)

Employment

San Diego (Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Fermions.

Magnetism.

Superconductivity.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Baumbach, Ryan E.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Strongly correlated electron behavior in arsenic-based and thin film antimony-based filled skutterudites."

Dickey, Robert P.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Low temperature electrical resistivity investigations of non-Fermi liquid behavior in strongly correlated f-electron systems."

Frederick, Neil A.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Superconductivity, heavy fermion behavior, and crystalline electric field effects in the filled skutterudite series."

Freeman, Eric J.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Heavy Fermi and non -Fermi liquid behavior, superconductivity, and magnetism in f-electron metals."

Jeffries, Jason R.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Correlated electronic states under extreme conditions."

Jin, Zhen

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Experimental and theoretical studies of noise and off-track issues in magnetic recording systems."

Kanchanavatee, Noravee

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Strongly Correlated Electron Systems in Uranium-based Compounds."

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

PhD advisor at University of California, San Diego, "Superconductivity and magnetism of lanthanum-rare earth dialuminides," and both employed at University of California, San Diego.

McElroy, Colin A.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Correlated Electron Phenomena in Single Crystalline LaFeAsO in Magnetic Fields and Under Pressure."

Sayles, Todd A.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Magnetism and superconductivity in praseodymium-based filled skutterudite arsenides."

Scanderbeg, Daniel J.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Thin film growth and characterization of the electron-doped superconductor samarium cerium copper oxide."

Segrè, Carlo U.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Superconductivity and magnetism in compounds with the Sc2Fe3Si5-type structure."

Yuhasz, William M.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "A study of strongly correlated electron behavior in the filled skutterudites."

Zapf, Vivien S.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Superconductivity, magnetism, and non-Fermi-liquid behavior in heavy-fermion systems."

Zocco, Diego A.

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Interplay of Superconductivity, Magnetism, and Density Waves in Rare-Earth Tritellurides and Iron-Based Superconducting Materials."

Zuo, Songlin

Advised by Maple at University of California, San Diego, "Scanning tunneling microscopy studies of nano-scale properties of III/V semiconductor heterostructures."

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Onuchic, José

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Weeks, John David

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Institutions

Major Positions

Instituto Balseiro

Visiting Professor.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Bernd T. Matthias Scholar, Center for Materials Science.

Universidad de Chile

Visiting Scientist.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1965) and PhD (1969). Assistant Research Physicist; Assistant Adjunct Professor of Physics; Acting Associate Professor of Physics; Associate Research Physicist; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Bernd T. Matthias Professor of Physics; and Director, Institute for Pure and Applied Physical Sciences.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Physics

Instructor in Theoretical Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Chair, Division of Condensed Matter Physics and received 2000 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

San Diego State College

Obtained BA and BS (both in 1963).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

High-temperature superconducting materials [sound recording] : press conference ; 1987 March 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA