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Biography

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Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Published as Subject

J. Tauc

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Dates

April 15, 1922 – December 28, 2010

Authorized Form of Name

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Additional Forms of Names

Tauc, Jan

Biography

Abstract

Jan Tauc was L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Engineering and Physics at Brown University (1970-1992). Other institutional affiliations include Bell Laboratories, Charles University (Prague) and the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. His early research was in photovoltaic, thermoelectric, and optical properties of crystalline semiconductors. Later, he researched amorphous semiconductors and metals.

Important Dates

April 15, 1922Birth, Pardubice (Czech Republic).

1949Obtained IngDR, Czech Technical University (České vysoké učení technické v Praze), Prague (Czech Republic).

1949 – 1952Scientist, Military-Technical Institute.

1952 – 1969Head, Semiconductor Department, Institute of Technical Physics, Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences (Československá akademie věd), Prague (Czech Republic).

1956Obtained RNDr, Charles University (Univerzita Karlova), Prague (Czech Republic).

1961 – 1962UNESCO Research Fellow, Harvard University.

1964 – 1969Professor of Experimental Physics, Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (1964-1969) and Director, Institute of Physics (1968-1969), Charles University (Univerzita Karlova), Prague (Czech Republic).

1969Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

1969 – 1970Member, Technical Staff, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1970 – 1978Consultant, Bell Telephone Laboratories.

1970 – 2010L. Herbert Ballou University Professor of Engineering and Physics (1970-1992); Director, Laboratory for Materials Research (1983-1988); and L. Herbert Ballou University Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics (1992-2010), Brown University, Providence (R.I.).

1977Visiting Professor, Stanford University.

1982Visiting Professor, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart.

1982Awarded Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids, American Physical Society.

1992Member, National Academy of Sciences.

December 28, 2010Death, Washougal (Wash.).

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Pardubice (Czech Republic)

Undergraduate Education

Prague (Czech Republic)

Graduate Education

Prague (Czech Republic)

Employment

Prague (Czech Republic)

Providence (R.I.)

Death

Washougal (Wash.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Dielectrics.

Semiconductors.

Transistors.

Relationships

People

Family

Tauc, Elena, 1951-

Daughter.

Tauc, Jan, 1954-

Son.

Tauc, L.

Brother.

Tauc, Vera Koubelova

Wife. Married 1947.

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Aspnes, D. E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Birgeneau, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1942-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Boyle, Willard S., 1924-2011

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Cardona, Manuel, 1934-

Both employed at Brown University.

Chu, Ching-wu, 1941-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Chynoweth, A. G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Clogston, Albert McCavour

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

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

Both employed at Brown University.

Cutler, Cassius Chapin

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Darlington, Sidney, 1906-1997

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

David, Edward E.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fisk, James B. (James Brown), 1910-1981

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fleury, Paul A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Galt, John Kirtland, 1920-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at Brown University.

Kompfner, Rudolf, 1909-1977

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lander, James J., 1914-1996

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lax, Melvin J.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Lubensky, T. C.

Both employed at Brown University.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at Brown University.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Nagel, Sidney R.

Both employed at Brown University.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Penzias, Arno A.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Pfann, William G.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Phillips, J. C.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Read, Nicholas

Both employed at Brown University.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Rowell, John Martin, 1935-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at Brown University.

Stillinger, F. H.

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Tsui, D. C. (Daniel Chee), 1939-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Both employed at Bell Telephone Laboratories.

Institutions

Major Positions

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Member, Technical Staff and Consultant.

Brown University. Department of Physics

L. Herbert Ballou University Professor and Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics.

Brown University. Division of Engineering

L. Herbert Ballou University Professor and Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Physics; Director, Laboratory for Materials Research.

Československá akademie vĕd

Head, Semiconductor Department, Institute of Technical Physics.

Univerzita Karlova

Obtained RNDr (1956). Professor of Experimental Physics; Faculty of Mathematics and Physics; and Director, Institute of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1982 Frank Isakson Prize for Optical Effects in Solids.

České vysoké učení technické v Praze

Obtained IngDR (1949).

Harvard University. Department of Physics

UNESCO Research Fellow.

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Visiting Professor.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

"Jan Tauc: 1922-2010", Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences

Jan Tauc Physics Today obituary.