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Arthur H. Rosenfeld

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Dates

June 22, 1926 – January 27, 2017

Authorized Form of Name

Rosenfeld, Arthur H., 1926-

Additional Forms of Names

Rosenfeld, A. H. (Arthur H.), 1926-

Rosenfeld, Art, 1926-

Rosenfel'd, A., 1926-

Biography

Abstract

Arthur Rosenfeld was Professor Emeritus of Physics at University of California, Berkeley (1994-present). Other institutional affiliations included Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, United States Department of Energy, and State of California Energy Commission. His research interests included physics of elementary particles, energy policy and efficient uses of energy.

Important Dates

June 22, 1926Birth, Birmingham (Ala.).

1944Obtained BS, Virginia Polytechnic University, Blacksburg (Va.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1954 – 1955Research Associate, Institute of Nuclear Studies, University of Chicago.

1955 – 1994Research Associate (1955-1957); Researcher (1957-1964); Director, Particle Data Group (1964-1975); Leader, Particle Physics Research Group A (1971-1973); Leader, Energy-Efficient Buildings Research Program (1974-1986); and Director, Center for Building Science (1986-1994), Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley (Calif.).

1957 – presentAssistant Professor to Professor of Physics (1957-1994) and Professor Emeritus of Physics (1994-present), University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1962 – 1965Member, Committee on Uses of Computers, National Research Council.

1963 – 1966Member, Panel on University Computing Facilities, National Science Foundation.

1967 – 1969Member, Subpanel B, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Atomic Energy Commission.

1969 – 1971Member, Physics Information Committee, American Institute of Physics.

1970 – 1972Member, Statistical Data Panel, Physics Survey Committee, National Research Council.

1978Visiting Professor, Collège de France.

1981 – 1983Chair, Board of Directors, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

1984 – 1990President, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

1988 – 1990Acting Director, California Institute for Energy Efficiency, University of California.

1990 – 1994Member, Board of Directors, American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy.

1992 – 1994Member, Board of Directors, International Institute for Energy Conservation.

1994 – 1999Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, United States Department of Energy, Washington (D.C.).

2000 – 2010Commissioner, State of California Energy Commission, Sacramento (Calif.).

2005Awarded Enrico Fermi Award, United States Department of Energy.

2008 – 2009Chair, Board of Directors, Federation of American Scientists.

2010Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2013Awarded National Medal of Technology and Innovation.

January 27, 2017Death.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Birmingham (Ala.)

Undergraduate Education

Blacksburg (Va.)

Graduate Education

Chicago (Ill.)

Employment

Berkeley (Calif.)

Washington (D.C.)

Sacramento (Calif.)

Subjects

Elementary particles.

Energy conservation.

Energy policy.

Nuclear physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Alvarez, Luis W., 1911-1988

Research advisor at Berkeley Radiation Laboratory and both employed at University of California, Berkeley.

Fermi, Enrico, 1901-1954

Advised by Fermi at University of Chicago on "Production of Charged Pions from Hydrogen and Carbon and Production of Pions in Nucleaon-nucleon Collision at Cyclotron Energies," and both employed at University of Chicago, Institute for Nuclear Studies.

Kirz, J. (Janos), 1937-

Advised by Rosenfeld at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Colleagues

Allison, Samuel King, 1900-1965

Both employed at University of Chicago, Institute for Nuclear Studies.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Clarke, John, 1942-

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

Diamond, R. M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Furth, H. P.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Institute for Nuclear Studies.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Both employed at University of Chicago, Institute for Nuclear Studies.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Hardy, John Christopher

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Lee, Yuan Tseh, 1936-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Lyneis, Claude, 1943-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley 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.

Oddone, Piermaria J.

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlman, Isadore

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Perlmutter, Saul

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Poskanzer, Arthur M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Randall, Lisa

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Sessler, A. M. (Andrew Marienhoff)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Shirley, David Arthur, 1934-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Steiner, Herbert M.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Stephens, F. S. (Frank Samuel)

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Taylor, Richard Edward, 1929-2018

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Thouless, D. J.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Trilling, George H.

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Weinberg, Steven, 1933-

Both employed at Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Lawrence Radiation Laboratory.

Additional

Wolfenstein, L. (Lincoln)

Institutions

Major Positions

California Energy Commission

Commissioner.

Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory

Director, Particle Data Group; Leader, Particle Physics Research Group A; Leader, Energy-Efficient Buildings Research Program; and Director, Center for Building Science.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Research Associate and Researcher (Berkeley campus).

United States. Department of Energy

Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and received 2005 Enrico Fermi Award.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor to Professor of Physics and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

University of Chicago. Institute for Nuclear Studies

Research Associate.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy

President; Member and Chair, Board of Directors.

American Institute of Physics

Member, Physics Information Committee.

Collège de France

Visiting Professor.

Federation of American Scientists

Chair, Board of Directors.

International Institute for Energy Conservation

Member, Board of Directors.

National Academy of Engineering

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Uses of Computers and Member, Statistical Data Panel, Physics Survey Committee.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Panel on University Computing Facilities.

U.S. Atomic Energy Commission

Member, Subpanel B, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

University of California

Acting Director, California Institute for Energy Efficiency.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1954).

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1944).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Proceedings [video recording] : talks presented at the Enrico Fermi Centennial celebration. 2001 September 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Working with Luis Alvarez (1911-1988) [sound recording], 2011 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Murray Gell-Mann papers, 1931-2001 (bulk 1955-1993).

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Lincoln Wolfenstein, 1997 April 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Outtakes and candid footage from the production of : The world of Enrico Fermi, circa 1930-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Text materials for documentary film: The world of Enrico Fermi, circa 1930-1968.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

Experimental meson spectroscopy--1972 (third Philadelphia conference). Editors: Arthur H. Rosenfeld and Kwan-Wu Lai.

Meson spectroscopy; a collection of articles. Edited by Charles Baltay [and] Arthur H. Rosenfeld.

Nuclear physics and the physics of fundamental particles; proceedings. Report edited by Jay Orear, A. H. Rosenfeld [and] R. A. Schluter.

Subject

Arthur Rosenfeld Physics Today obituary