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John H. Marburger

Photo

Dates

February 8, 1941 – July 28, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen), 1941-2011

Additional Forms of Names

Marburger, John H. (John Harmen)

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen)

Biography

Abstract

John H. Marburger III was Director and Science Adviser to the President at the Office of Science and Technology Policy, Office of the President (2001-2009). Other institutional affiliations included Brookhaven National Laboratory and the State University of New York, Stony Brook. His research interests included nonlinear optics and light scattering.

Important Dates

February 8, 1941Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1962Obtained AB, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1962 – 1963Staff Physicist, Goddard Space Flight Center, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

1966 – 1980Assistant Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (1966-1969); Associate Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (1969-1975); Chair, Department of Physics (1972-1975); Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (1975-1980); and Dean, College of Letters Arts and Sciences (1976-1980), University of Southern California, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1967Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1969 – 1980Member, Board of Directors, Coleman Chamber Music Association.

1972 – 1976Consultant, Laser Fusion Program, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1980 – 1981Chair, Suffolk County Task Force on Priorities in Finance.

1980 – 1981Chair, New York State Energy Office Review Commission.

1980 – 1983Member, Board of Directors, Action Committee for Long Island, Inc.

1980 – 1992Member, Board of Directors, The Museums at Stony Brook.

1980 – 1994Member, Board of Directors, Long Island Forum for Technology, Inc.

1980 – 2011President and Professor of Physics and Electrical Engineering (1980-1994); University Professor (1994-2011); and Interim Vice President for Research (2010-2011), State University of New York, Stony Brook, Stony Brook (N.Y.).

1982 – 1985Member, Advisory Committee on Self-Regulation, American Council on Education.

1983Chair, New York State Fact Finding Panel on the Shoreham Nuclear Power Facility.

1983 – 1993Member, Board of Directors, Long Island Association, Inc.

1983 – 1994Member, Board of Overseers, Rockefeller Institute of Government.

1985 – 1989Member, Board of Trustees, Princeton University.

1986Chair, Council of Presidents, Universities Research Association.

1986 – 1989Member, Board of Directors, New York State Education and Research Network, Inc.

1988 – 1990President, Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York.

1988 – 1996Chair (1988-1994) and Member (1988-1996), Board of Trustees, Universities Research Association.

1989 – 1995Chair, Board of Trustees (1989-1994) and Founding Chair (1989-1995), Long Island High Technology Incubator Corporation.

1990 – 1994Member, Board of Directors, State University of New York Research Foundation.

1992 – 1997Member (1992-1997) and Chair (1994-1997), Board of Directors, Long Island Research Institute.

1994 – 1997Member, Board of Directors, The Museums at Stony Brook.

1997 – 2001Director, Brookhaven National Laboratory.

2001 – 2009Director and Science Adviser to the President, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President, Washington (D.C.).

July 28, 2011Death, Port Jefferson (N.Y.).

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Stony Brook (N.Y.)

Washington (D.C.)

Death

Port Jefferson (N.Y.)

Subjects

Field theory (Physics).

Light Scattering.

Nonlinear optics.

Quantum electronics.

Radiation.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Family

Hoffman-Habig, Mary

Sister.

Marburger, Alexander

Son.

Marburger, Carol

Wife.

Marburger, John H., IV

Son.

Colleagues

Aronson, Samuel, 1942-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Bierbaum, Rosina M., 1952-

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory and State University of New York at Stony Brook.

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

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Casten, R.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook and Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Dryden, Hugh L. (Hugh Latimer), 1898-1965

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Gabriel, Clifford

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Glimm, James

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Holdren, John P.

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Johnson, Peter D., 1952-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Kaula, William M.

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Lane, Neal F.

Both employed at the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

McCoy, Barry M.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Webb, James E. (James Edwin)

Both employed at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Both employed at State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Director.

Goddard Space Flight Center

Staff Physicist.

State University of New York at Stony Brook

President.

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering

Professor of Electrical Engineering.

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and University Professor.

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Staff Physicist, Goddard Space Flight Center.

United States. Office of Science and Technology Policy

Director and Science Adviser to the President, Executive Office of the President.

University of Southern California. College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences

Dean.

University of Southern California. Department of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering; Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering; and Professor of Electrical Engineering.

University of Southern California. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Action Committee for Long Island, Inc.

Member.

American Council on Education

Member, Advisory Committee on Self-Regulation.

Association of Colleges and Universities of the State of New York

President.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Consultant, Laser Fusion Program.

Long Island Association (N.Y.)

Member, Board of Directors.

Long Island Forum for Technology, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors.

Long Island High Technology Incubator Corporation

Chair, Board of Trustees and Founding Chair.

Long Island Research Institute

Member and Chair, Board of Directors.

Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government

Member, Board of Overseers.

New York (State). Fact Finding Panel on the Shoreham Nuclear Power Facility

Chair.

New York (State). State Energy Office

Review Commission.

New York State Education and Research Network

Member, Board of Directors.

Princeton University

Member, Board of Trustees.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1962).

Stanford University. Department of Applied Physics

Obtained PhD in Applied Physics (1967).

Suffolk County Task Force on Priorities in Finance

Chair.

Universities Research Association (U.S.)

Chair, Council of Presidents and Chair and Member, Board of Trustees.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

American Institute of Physics 75th anniversary symposium and convocation [webcasts], 2006.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

The Copenhagen interpretation [videorecording] : science and history on stage / 2002, March 2.

niels

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Three Perspectives on the Supercollider [sound recording], 2015 April 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Science policy up close / John H. Marburger III ; edited by Robert P. Crease.

Subject

John Marburger American Physical Society (APS) obituary.

John Marburger New York Times obituary.