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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

Paul Cecil Martin

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Dates

January 31, 1931 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Additional Forms of Names

Martin, Paul C., 1931-

Biography

Abstract

Paul Cecil Martin is John H. Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics at Harvard University (1982-present). Other institutional affiliations include Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen and University of Birmingham. His research interests include complex non-equilibrium phenomena and hydrodynamics.

Important Dates

January 31, 1931Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1951Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

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

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1955National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellow, University of Birmingham.

1956National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellow, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Copenhagen (Niels Bohr institutet).

1957 – presentAssistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1957-1982); Chair, Department of Physics (1972-1975); Dean, Division of Engineering and Applied Science (1977-1998); Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science (1981-1998); John H. Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics (1982-present); and Dean, Research and Information Technology (1998-2004), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1963Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1963 – 1966Editor, Journal of Mathematical Physics.

1966Visiting Professor, École Normale Supérieure.

1971Visiting Professor, University of Paris (Université de Paris).

1971 – 1998Editor, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics.

1975 – 1979Editor, Journal of Statistical Physics.

1978 – 1985Member, Board of Directors, Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy.

1979Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1979 – 1983Chair (1979-1980) and Member (1979-1983), Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1981 – presentMember (1981-present) and Chair (1996-2000), Board of Trustees, Associated Universities, Inc.

1982 – 1984Member, Council, American Physical Society.

1986 – 1987Chair, Physics Section, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

1986 – 1989Member, Materials Research Advisory Council, National Science Foundation.

1990 – presentMember, Board of Directors (1990-present) and Member, Executive Committee (1992-present), Massachusetts Technology Collaborative.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Bose-Einstein condensation.

Condensed matter.

Hydrodynamics.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Carnevale, George F.

Advised by Martin at Harvard University.

Fedders, Peter Alan

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Itinerant anitferromagnetism in metals."

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Advised by Martin at Harvard University.

Lubensky, T. C.

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Some aspects of magnetic correlations and line-widths."

Mazenko, G. (Gene)

Advised by Martin at Harvard University.

Mermin, N. David

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Thermodynamic correlation functions and the gas-liquid transition."

Milner, Scott Thomas

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Topics in fluctuating nonlinear hydrodynamics."

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

PhD advisor at Harvard University, "Bound state problems in electrodynamics." Both employed at Harvard University.

Shraiman, Boris Isay

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Renormalization group study of critical transitions in dynamical systems."

Tremblay, André-Marie

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "Applications of Quantum Field Theoretical Methods to Some Problems in the Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics of Conductors."

Tucker, John Robinson

Advised by Martin at Harvard University, "The resistive transition in one-dimensional superconductors."

Colleagues

Adler, Stephen L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Benedek, George Bernard, 1928-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bridgman, P. W. (Percy Williams), 1882-1961

Both employed at Harvard University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Cormack, Allan MacLeod, 1924-1998

Both employed at Harvard University.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jackiw, Roman W.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kleppner, Daniel

Both employed at Harvard University.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at Harvard University.

Meyer, Robert B.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Quinn, Helen R.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Raney, William P.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Strauch, Karl, 1922-2000

Both employed at Harvard University.

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weitz, David A.

Both employed at Harvard University.

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

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wilson, Richard, 1926-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wise, Mark B., 1953-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

AIP Publishing, LLC

Editor, Journal of Mathematical Physics.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1951), AM (1952), and PhD in Physics (1954). Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics and Chair, Department of Physics.

Harvard University. Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Dean, Division of Engineering and Applied Science and John H. Van Vleck Professor of Pure and Applied Physics.

Harvard University. Faculty of Arts and Sciences

Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts and Science and Dean, Research and Information Technology.

Springer-Verlag

Editor, Journal of Statistical Physics.

Taylor & Francis

Editor, Transport Theory and Statistical Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Chair, Physics Section.

American Physical Society

Member, Council.

Associated Universities, Inc.

Member and Chair, Board of Trustees.

Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy

Member, Board of Directors.

École normale supérieure (France)

Visiting Professor.

Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Member, Board of Directors and Member, Executive Committee.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Materials Research Advisory Council.

Niels Bohr institutet

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellow.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

University of Birmingham. Department of Physics

National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Fellow.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member and Chair, Advisory Board.

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