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Margaret Murnane

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Dates

January 23, 1959 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Murnane, Margaret

Biography

Abstract

Margaret Murnane is University Distinguished Professor at University of Colorado, Boulder. Other institutional affiliations University of Michigan, Washington State University, and University of California, Berkeley. Her research interests include lasers, and ultrafast optical and x-ray science.

Important Dates

January 23, 1959Birth, Limerick (Limerick, Ireland).

1981Obtained BSc, University College, Cork, (Ireland).

1983Obtained MSc, University College, Cork, (Ireland).

1989Obtained PhD, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1989 – 1990Researcher, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1990 – 1995Assistant Professor of Physics (1990-1995) and Associate Professor of Physics (1995), Washington State University, Pullman (Wash.).

1996 – 1999Associate Professor of Physics, University of Michigan.

1997Awarded Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award, American Physical Society.

1999 – 2002Chair, Committee on Atomic Molecular and Optical Science, National Research Council.

1999 – presentProfessor of Physics (1999-2008) and University Distinguished Professor (2008-present), University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder (Colo.).

1999 – presentJoint Institute for Lab Astrophysics (JILA) Fellow, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Colorado, Boulder, Boulder (Colo.).

2000Awarded John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship.

2000 – 2002Member, Board of Directors, Optical Society of America.

2000 – 2004Member, Council (2000-2003); Member, Committee on the Status of Women in Science (2001-2002); Member, Executive Board (2002-2003); and Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in Science (2003-2004), American Physical Society.

2001Fellow, American Physical Society.

2003Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

2004Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2006Fellow, Americna Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2007 – presentMember, Board of Directors, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

2010Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Optical physicist.

Places

Birth

Limerick (Limerick, Ireland)

Undergraduate Education

Cork (Ireland)

Graduate Education

Cork (Ireland)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Employment

Pullman (Wash.)

Boulder (Colo.)

Subjects

Lasers.

Optics.

Women in science.

Women physicists.

X-rays.

Relationships

People

Family

Kapteyn, Henry Cornelius

Husband.

Advisors & Collaborators

Falcone, Roger W.

PhD advisor at University of California, Berkeley in Femtosecond Laser Spectroscopy and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Colleagues

Bialek, William S.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at University of Michigan.

Chamberlain, O. (Owen)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Chew, Geoffrey F.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Clark, N. A. (Noel Anthony), 1940-

Both employed at University of Colorado, Boulder.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Commins, Eugene D.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Cornell, Eric Allin, 1961-

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Dunn, G. H. (Gordon H.), 1932-

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Falicov, L. M. (Leopoldo Maximo), 1933-1995

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Gaillard, Mary K.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Goldhaber, Gerson

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Greene, Christopher Henry

Both employed at University of Colorado, Boulder and Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Hahn, E. L. (Erwin Louis), 1921-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Hall, J. L. (John L.), 1934-

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Helmholz, August Carl, 1915-2003

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jeffries, C. D., 1922-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Jin, Deborah S.

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Kittel, Charles

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Lange, Andrew

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Mandelstam, Stanley

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

McKee, Christopher, 1942-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Price, Paul Buford

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Reynolds, John Hamilton, 1923-2000

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Richards, Paul L. (Paul Linford)

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shapiro, Marjorie

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Shen, Y. R.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Townes, Charles H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Wieman, C. E. (Carl Edwin)

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) and the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Ye, Jun, 1967-

Both employed at Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA).

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Institutions

Major Positions

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics

Fellow.

National Institute of Standards and Technology (U.S.)

Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) Fellow.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1989). Researcher.

University of Colorado Boulder. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics and University Distinguished Professor.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Associate Professor of Physics.

Washington State University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow; Member, Council; Member and Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in Science; Member; Executive Board; and received 1997 Maria Goeppert-Mayer Award and 2010 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Fellowship.

Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member, Board of Directors.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Chair, Committee on Atomic Molecular and Optical Science.

Optical Society of America

Member, Board of Directors.

University College, Cork. Department of Physics

Obtained BSc (1981) and MSc (1983).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Women and the Manhattan Project [sound recording], 2014 March 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

LaserFest Profile