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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Archival as Author

Robert O. Pohl

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Dates

December 17, 1929 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Pohl, Robert O.

Additional Forms of Names

Pohl, R. O. (Robert O.)

Pohl, Robert Otto, 1929-

Biography

Abstract

Robert Pohl is Goldwyn Smith Emeritus Professor of Physics at Cornell University (2000-present). His research interests include experimental investigations on lattice and heat transport in crystalline and amorphous solids; crystal growth; cryogenic techniques; and problems involving energy.

Important Dates

December 17, 1929Birth, Göttingen (Germany).

1951Obtained BA, University of Freiburg, Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany).

1955Obtained MS, Univeristy of Erlangen, Erlangen (Germany).

1957Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Erlangen, Erlangen (Germany).

1957 – 1958Assistant in Physics, University of Erlangen.

1958 – presentResearch Associate (1958-1960); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1960-1968); Professor of Physics (1968-2000); and Goldwyn Smith Emeritus Professor of Physics (2000-present), Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

1964Visiting Professor, Aachen Technical University.

1966 – 1967Visiting Professor, Stuttgart Technical University.

1985Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

1999Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Solid state physicist.

Places

Birth

Göttingen (Germany)

Undergraduate Education

Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany)

Graduate Education

Erlangen (Germany)

Employment

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Solid state physics.

Thermal conductivity.

Thin films.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bethe, Hans A. (Hans Albrecht), 1906-2005

Both employed at Cornell University.

Corson, Dale R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dresselhaus, M. S.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Greisen, Kenneth

Both employed at Cornell University.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Krumhansl, J. A. (James A.)

Both employed at Cornell University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

McDaniel, Boyce D. (Boyce Dawkins), 1917-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Morrison, Philip

Both employed at Cornell University.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tedrow, Paul, 1940-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Tigner, M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

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

Both employed at Cornell University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at Cornell University.

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Additional

Born, Max, 1882-1970

Franck, James, 1882-1964

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Goldwyn Smith Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Universität Erlangen

Obtained MS (1955) and PhD in Physics (1957). Assistant in Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1985 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen

Visiting Professor.

Technische Hochschule Stuttgart

Visiting Professor.

Universität Freiburg im Breisgau

Obtained BA (1951).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Robert O. Pohl papers, 1973-1998.

Carl A. Kroch Library. Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections

Cornell University

2B Carl A Kroch Library, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA