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Arthur M. Poskanzer

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Dates

June 28, 1931 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Biography

Abstract

Arthur Poskanzer is Distinguished Senior Scientist Emeritus at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2001-present). Other institutional affiliations include Brookhaven National Laboratory. His research interests include relativistic nuclear collisions, including the discovery of collective flow of nuclear matter and of elliptic flow at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider; high energy proton-nucleus reactions; and the discovery of many isoptopes far from stability.

Important Dates

June 28, 1931Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1953Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1954Obtained MA, Columbia University, New York (N.Y.).

1957Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1957 – 1966Research Associate (1957-1959) and Chemist (1959-1966), Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton (N.Y.).

1966 – presentStaff Scientist (1966-1969); Staff Senior Scientist (1969-1995); Scientific Director, Bevalac (1978-1979); Leader, Plastic Ball Group (1980-1990); Head, Relativistic Nuclear Collisions Program (1990-1995); Distinguished Senior Scientist (1995-2001); and Distinguished Senior Scientist Emeritus (2001-present), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1970 – 1971Guggenheim Memorial Fellow, University of Paris, Orsay.

1976Fellow, American Physical Society.

1979 – 1980Scientific Associate, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1986 – 1987Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

1992Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1995 – 1996Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award, European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN).

2008Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

New York (N.Y.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Upton (N.Y.)

Berkeley (Calif.)

Subjects

Collisions (Nuclear physics).

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear reactions.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adair, Robert K., 1924-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Alivisatos, P.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Bowman, J. D. (J. David)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Chu, Steven

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Clauser, John F. (John Francis), 1942-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Cohen, Marvin L.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Cool, Rodney L. (Rodney Lee), 1920-1988

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Davis, Raymond, 1914-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Emery, V. J. (Victor J.)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Falcone, Roger W.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Frazer, Benjamin Chalmers

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Gertrude S. -1998

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Goudsmit, Samuel A. (Samuel Abraham), 1902-1978

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Hardy, John Christopher

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Haworth, Leland J. (Leland John), 1904-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Jacak, Barbara

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

McMillan, Edwin M. (Edwin Mattison), 1907-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nagamiya, S. (Shoji)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Nygren, David R.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Samios, Nicholas P.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Shirane, G.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Tape, Gerald Frederick, 1915-2005

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Vineyard, G. H.

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Warburton, Ernest Keeling

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Wick, G. C. (Gian Carlo)

Both employed at Brookhaven National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Research Associate and Chemist.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Staff Senior Scientist.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Distinguished Senior Scientist and Distinguished Senior Scientist Emeritus.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Staff Scientist and Staff Senior Scientist (Berkeley campus).

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2008 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Columbia University. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1954).

European Organization for Nuclear Research

Scientific Associate and Alexander von Humboldt Senior U.S. Scientist Award.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1953).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Chemistry

Obtained PhD in Physical Chemistry (1957).

Université Paris-Sud

Guggenheim Memorial Fellow.

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