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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

L. J. Sham

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Dates

April 28, 1938 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Sham, L. J.

Additional Forms of Names

Sham, Le Jeu

Biography

Abstract

Le Jeu Sham is Professor of Physics at University of California, San Diego (1974-present). His research interests in condensed matter physics include optical control of electron spin and exciton in semiconductor nanodots for quantum information and computation, spin dynamics in semiconductor heterostructures, exciton correlation and nonlinear optical processes, strongly correlated semiconductors, and density functional theory.

Important Dates

April 28, 1938Birth, Hong Kong (China).

1960Obtained ARCS, Imperial College London, London (England).

1960Obtained BSc, University of London, London (England).

1963Obtained PhD in Solid State Physics, Cambridge University, Cambridge (England).

1963 – 1966Physicist (1963-1965) and Assistant Research Physicist and Lecturer in Physics (1965-1966), University of California, San Diego.

1966 – 1967Assistant Professor of Physics, University of California, Irvine.

1967 – 1968Reader in Applied Mathematics, Queen Mary College London.

1968 – presentAssociate Professor of Physics (1968-1974); Professor of Physics (1974-present); and Dean, Natural Sciences (1985-1989), University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1978Visiting Professor, Max Plank Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart.

1998Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Hong Kong (China)

Undergraduate Education

London (England)

Graduate Education

London (England)

Cambridge (England)

Employment

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Density functionals.

Semiconductors.

Spintronics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Agnew, Harold M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Coppi, B.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dashen, Roger F.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Dynes, Robert C.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Eigler, Donald

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Hellman, Frances

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Lang, Norton D.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mayer, Maria Goeppert, 1906-1972

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Nelson, Ann E. (Ann Elizabeth)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Onuchic, José

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rice, Thomas Maurice, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Rostoker, Norman

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

York, Herbert F. (Herbert Frank)

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Institutions

Major Positions

Queen Mary College (University of London)

Reader in Applied Mathematics.

University of California, Irvine. Division of Physics and Engineering

Assistant Professor of Physics.

University of California, San Diego

Dean, Natural Sciences.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Physicist; Assistant Research Physicist; Lecturer in Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Imperial College. London

Obtained ARCS (1960).

Max-Planck-Institut für Festkörperforschung

Visiting Professor.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of Cambridge. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD in Solid State Physics (1963).

University of London

Obtained BSc (1960).

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