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Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

Helen R. Quinn

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Dates

May 19, 1943 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Quinn, Helen R.

Additional Forms of Names

Quinn, Helen R., 1943-

Biography

Abstract

Helen Quinn is Professor Emerita at Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC) (2010-present). Other institutional affiliations include Harvard University. Her research interests include particle physics and CP Symmetry Violation, the differences between the laws of physics for matter and antimatter.

Important Dates

May 19, 1943Birth, Melbourne (Vic.).

1963Obtained BS, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1964Obtained MS, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1967Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1967 – 1968Research Associate in Physics, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford (Calif.).

1968 – 1970Guest Scientist, German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), Hamburg.

1971 – 1977Honorary Research Fellow (1971-1972); Assistant Professor of Physics (1972-1976); and Associate Professor of Physics (1976-1977), Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1977 – 1978Visiting Associate Professor of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1977 – presentVisiting Scientist (1977-1978); Research Associate (1978-1979); Member, Scientific Staff (1979-2003); Education Coordinator (1988-1993); Assistant to the Director, Education and Public Outreach (1993-2005); Professor (2003-2010); Chair, Particle Physics and Astrophyics (PPA) Faculty (2005-present); and Professor Emerita (2010-present), Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), Stanford (Calif.).

1981 – 1985Member (1981-1985) and Chair (1983-1984), Advisory Board, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1986Fellow, American Physical Society.

1998Awarded J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1998Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2003Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2004President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Theoretical particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Melbourne (Vic.)

Undergraduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Cambridge (Mass.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Subjects

Antimatter.

CP violation (Nuclear physics).

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Theoretical physics.

Women in science.

Women physicists.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Bjorken, James D.

PhD advisor at Stanford University, "Radiative Corrections to Beta Decay and Some Sum Rules for Neutrino Interactions," and both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Colleagues

Arnold, R. G. (Raymond George), 1942-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Bainbridge, Kenneth T. (Kenneth Tompkins), 1904-1996

Both employed at Harvard University.

Bloembergen, N.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Coleman, Sidney, 1937-2007

Both employed at Harvard University.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Furry, W. H. (Wendell Hinkle), 1907-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gallagher, Thomas F., 1944-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at Harvard University.

Georgi, Howard

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glashow, Sheldon L.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Guth, Alan H.

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Halperin, Bertrand I.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Hooft, G. 't

Both employed at Harvard University.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Kahn, Steven Michael

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Kemble, Edwin C. (Edwin Crawford), 1889-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Martin, Paul Cecil, 1931-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Nelson, David R., 1951-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Panofsky, Wolfgang K. H. (Wolfgang Kurt Hermann), 1919-2007

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Perl, Martin L., 1927-2014

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Politzer, H. David, 1949-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Pound, Robert V.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Prescott, Charles

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Purcell, Edward M.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Ramsey, Norman, 1915-2011

Both employed at Harvard University.

Richter, Burton, 1931-

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Schwinger, Julian, 1918-1994

Both employed at Harvard University.

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Stöhr, Joachim

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Street, Jabez Curry, 1906-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

Tinkham, Michael

Both employed at Harvard University.

Van Vleck, J. H. (John Hasbrouck), 1899-1980

Both employed at Harvard University.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Harvard University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Harvard University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Honorary Research Fellow; Assistant Professor of Physics; and Associate Professor of Physics.

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Professor Emerita.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Research Associate in Physics; Visiting Scientist; Research Associate; Member, Scientific Staff; Education Coordinator; Assistant to the Director, Education and Public Outreach; Professor; and Chair, Particle Physics and Astrophysics (PPA) Faculty.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1963), MS (1964), and PhD (1967). Visiting Associate Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow; President; and received 1998 J. J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics.

Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (Center)

Guest Scientist.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Member and Chair, Advisory Board.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Contributions of 20th century women to physics [online resource], 1900-1976.

University Research Library. Department of Special Collections

University of California, Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA 90024-1575, USA

Published Resources

Author

Helen Quinn National Academy of Sciences Audio Interview

The charm of strange quarks : mysteries and revolutions of particle physics / R. Michael Barnett, Henry Mühry, Helen R. Quinn ; with contributions by Gordon J. Aubrecht ... [et al.].