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Biography

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Sidney R. Nagel

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Dates

September 28, 1948 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Nagel, Sidney R.

Biography

Abstract

Sidney Nagel is Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Physics at the University of Chicago (2001-present). Other institutional affiliations include Brown University. His research interests include jamming, granular materials, singularities in free-surface flows, and splashing.

Important Dates

September 28, 1948Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1969Obtained BA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1971Obtained MA, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1974Obtained PhD, Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1974 – 1976Research Associate in Solid State Physics, Brown University.

1976 – presentAssistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1976-1984); Professor of Physics, James Franck Institute (1984-2001); Director, Materials Research Laboratory (1987-1991); Associate Dean, Division of Physical Sciences (1997-2000); and Stein-Freiler Distinguished Service Professor of Physics (2001-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1985 – 1991Member, Science and Technology Advisory Committee, Argonne National Laboratory.

1999Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

2003Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Princeton (N.J.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Fluid dynamics.

Granular materials.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cohen, Morrel H.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

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

Both employed at Brown University.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Fano, Ugo

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Fritzsche, Hellmut

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Gomer, R. (Robert)

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at University of Chicago, James Franck Institute.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at Brown University and University of Chicago.

Lederman, Leon M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Libchaber, Albert J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at Brown University and University of Chicago.

Mulliken, Robert Sanderson

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at Brown University.

Tauc, J. (Jan)

Both employed at Brown University.

Wald, Robert M.

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brown University. Department of Physics

Research Associate in Solid State Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics and Stein-Freiler Distinguished Professor of Physics.

University of Chicago. James Franck Institute

Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1999 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

Argonne National Laboratory

Member, Science and Technology Advisory Board.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1969).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1971) and PhD (1974).

University of Chicago. Division of the Physical Sciences

Director, Materials Research Laboratory and Associate Dean.

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