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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

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PeopleInstitutions

Ralph Oliver Simmons

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Dates

February 19, 1928 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Simmons, Ralph Oliver

Biography

Abstract

Ralph Simmons is Emeritus Professor of Physics at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (2006-present). His research interests include lattice defects in solid helium, metals, semiconductors and ionic crystals; irradiation damage of solids; thermal, elastic and defect properties of noble gas crystals and other molecular solids; and structure and dynamics of solids and fluids by neutron and x-ray scattering.

Important Dates

February 19, 1928Birth, Kansas.

1950Obtained BA, University of Kansas, Lawrence (Kan.).

1953Obtained BA, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1957Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1957Obtained MA, Oxford University, Oxford (England).

1957 – presentResearch Associate (1957-1959); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor (1959-1965); Professor of Physics (1965-2006); Chair, Department of Physics (1970-1986); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (2006-present), University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana (Ill.).

1976 – 1977Chair, Division of Solid State Physics, American Physical Society.

1978 – 1981Office of Physical Science, National Research Council, National Academy of Science.

1978 – 1985Consultant, Argonne National Laboratory.

1985Visiting Scientist, École Normale Supérieure.

1988 – 1989Advisory Committee, Physics Today, American Institute of Physics.

1992Guest Professor, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich.

Occupation

Condensed matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Kansas

Undergraduate Education

Lawrence (Kan.)

Graduate Education

Oxford (England)

Urbana (Ill.)

Employment

Urbana (Ill.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Dynamics.

Quantum solids.

Semiconductors.

Solid helium.

Solids.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Almy, Gerald Marks, 1904-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Anderson, A. C. (Ansel Cochran), 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Bardeen, John

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Baym, Gordon

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Campbell, David K.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ceperley, David

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Duke, Charles B.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Everhart, Thomas E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Frauenfelder, Hans, 1922-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Ginsberg, Donald M.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Goldenfeld, Nigel

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Greene, Laura H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kadanoff, Leo P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Kerst, Donald William, 1911-1993

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Klein, Miles V., 1933-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lazarus, David, 1921-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Leggett, A. J. (Anthony J.)

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Loomis, F. W. (Francis Wheeler), 1889-1976

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Massey, Walter E.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

McMillan, William L.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Novick, Robert

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pandharipande, V. R.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Pines, David, 1924-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Seitz, Frederick, 1911-2008

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Slichter, Charles P.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Sullivan, Jeremiah D.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Van Harlingen, Dale J.

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Wheatley, John Charles

Both employed at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Institutions

Major Positions

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Department of Physics

Obtained PhD (1957). Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor; Professor of Physics; Department Chair; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

Visiting Scientist.

American Institute of Physics. Physics Today Division

Member, Advisory Committee.

American Physical Society

Chair, Division of Solid State Physics.

Argonne National Laboratory

Consultant.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Office of Physical Science, National Research Council.

Universität München

Guest Professor.

University of Kansas. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained BA (1950).

University of Oxford. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1953) and MA (1957).

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