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Archival as Author

John P. Schiffer

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Dates

November 22, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Schiffer, John P.

Biography

Abstract

John Schiffer is Senior Physicist at Argonne National Laboratory (1964-present). Other institutional affiliations include the University of Chicago. His research interests include experimental nuclear physics, nuclear structure, nuclear reactions, and very cold crystalline plasmas.

Important Dates

November 22, 1930Birth, Budapest (Hungary).

1951Obtained BA, Oberlin College, Oberlin (Ohio).

1952Obtained MS, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1954Obtained PhD in Physics, Yale University, New Haven (Conn.).

1954 – 1956Research Associate, Rice Institute.

1956 – presentAssistant Physicist (1956-1960); Associate Physicist (1960-1964); Senior Physicist (1964-present); Associate Director, Physics Division (1964-1979); Director, Physics Division (1979-1982); Associate Director, Physics Division (1982-1999); and Interim Director, Physics Division (1999-2000), Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont (Ill.).

1959 – 1960Guggenheim Fellow, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Harwell.

1964Visiting Associate Professor, Princeton University.

1967 – 1968Visiting Professor, University of Rochester.

1968Fellow, American Physical Society.

1969 – presentProfessor of Physics (1969-2000) and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2000-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1971 – 1973Member, Physics Advisory Panel, National Science Foundation.

1972 – 1977Member, Executive Committee (1972-1977) and Chair (1975-1976), Division of Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

1973 – 1974Visiting Professor, Technical University of Munich.

1975Member, Panel on the Future of Nuclear Physics, National Research Council.

1976Awarded Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics, American Physical Society.

1981 – 1985Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee, United States Department of Energy.

1984Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1987Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1989 – 1994Member, Council (1989-1994) and Chair, Section B (Physics) (1992-1993), American Association for the Advancement of Science.

1996 – 1999Member, Committee on Nuclear Physics, National Research Council.

1996 – 2003Member, Advisory Council, RIKEN.

1998Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Occupation

Nuclear physicist.

Places

Birth

Budapest (Hungary)

Undergraduate Education

Oberlin (Ohio)

Graduate Education

New Haven (Conn.)

Employment

Lemont (Ill.)

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Nuclear physics.

Nuclear reactions.

Plasma (Ionized gases).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Abrikosov, A. A. (Alekseĭ Alekseevich)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Campuzano, Juan Carlos

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Crewe, Albert V.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Duffield, Robert B.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Eastman, Dean E. (Dean Eric)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Grunder, Hermann

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Hilberry, Norman, 1899-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Schriesheim, Alan

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Wiringa, Robert Bruce

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Zinn, Walter H. (Walter Henry), 1906-2000

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Assistant Physicist; Associate Physicist; Senior Physicist; Associate Director, Physics Division; Director, Physics Division; and Interim Director, Physics Division.

Rice University. Physics and Astronomy Department

Research Associate.

University of Chicago. Department of Physics

Professor and Professor Emeritus of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

Member, Council; Chair, Section B (Physics); and Fellow.

American Physical Society

Member, Executive Committee; Chair, Division of Nuclear Physics; Fellow; and received 1976 Tom W. Bonner Prize in Nuclear Physics.

Atomic Energy Research Establishment (Harwell, England)

Guggenheim Fellow.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Panel on the Future of Nuclear Physics and Member, Committee on Nuclear Physics.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member, Physics Advisory Panel.

Oberlin College. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1951).

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Visiting Associate Professor.

Rikagaku Kenkyūjo (Japan)

Member, Advisory Council.

Technische Universität München

Visiting Professor.

United States. Department of Energy

Member, Nuclear Science Advisory Committee.

University of Rochester. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Visiting Professor.

Yale University. Physics Department

Obtained MS (1952) and PhD (1954).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Distinguished Speaker Session [sound recording] 1976 April 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

My Life in Physics: John Schiffer's autobiography.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA