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Robert Meservey

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Dates

April 1, 1921 – June 18, 2013

Authorized Form of Name

Meservey, Robert, 1921-

Biography

Abstract

Robert Meservey was Senior Scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's (MIT) Francis Bitter Magnetic Laboratory (1963-2013). Other institutional affiliations included Perkin Elmer Corporation and the United States Army. His research interests ranged from optics to superfluid helium and flux quantization in superconductors. His most impactful work involved the experimental discovery that the current flowing in tunnel junctions could be separated into spin-up and spin-down parts.

Important Dates

April 1, 1921Birth, Hanover (N.H.).

1943Obtained BA, Dartmouth College, Hanover (N.H.).

1945 – 1946Physicist, Engineering Research and Development Laboratory, United States Army.

1951 – 1955Physicist, Engineering Research and Development Laboratory, United States Army.

1955 – 1960Consultant, Perkin Elmer Corporation, Waltham (Mass.).

1961Obtained PhD in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1961 – 2013Physicist, Lincoln Laboratory (1961-1963) and Senior Scientist, Francis Bitter Magnetic Laboratory (1963-2013), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

2009Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

June 18, 2013Death, Cambridge (Mass.).

Occupation

Low temperature physicist.

Places

Birth

Hanover (N.H.)

Undergraduate Education

Hanover (N.H.)

Graduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Waltham (Mass.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Death

Cambridge (Mass.)

Subjects

Low temperature research.

Magnetism.

Spintronics.

Superconductivity.

Superfluidity.

Relationships

People

Family

Meservey, Arthur B.

Father.

Meservey, Diana

Daughter.

Meservey, Sarah

Daughter.

Miller, Evelyn Bradford

Wife. Married 1953.

Advisors & Collaborators

Lane, Cecil Taverner, 1904-

PhD advisor at Yale University, "An Optical Study of the Dynamics of Liquid Helium."

Moodera, Jagadeesh

Advised by Meservey at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory.

Colleagues

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Edwards, David F. (David Franklin)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Goodenough, John B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Lax, Benjamin

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Lincoln Laboratory.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Francis Bitter National Magnet Laboratory

Senior Scientist.

Lincoln Laboratory

Physicist.

United States. Army

Physicist, Engineering Research and Development Laboratory.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2009 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Dartmouth College. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BA (1943).

Perkin-Elmer Corporation

Consultant.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained PhD (1961).

Resources

Published Resources

Subject

Robert Meservey Massachusetts Institute of Technology obituary.

Robert Meservey Physics Today obituary.