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Peter P. Sorokin

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Dates

July 10, 1931 – September 24, 2015

Authorized Form of Name

Sorokin, Peter P.

Biography

Abstract

Peter Sorokin was IBM Fellow at Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines (IBM) (1968-2015). His research interests included lasers and light sources, and he discovered the dye laser.

Important Dates

July 10, 1931Birth, Boston (Mass.).

1952Obtained AB, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1953Obtained BS, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1957 – 2015Staff Physicist (1957-1968) and IBM Fellow (1968-2015), Thomas J. Watson Research Center, International Business Machines (IBM), Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1958Obtained PhD in Applied Physics, Harvard University, Cambridge (Mass.).

1976Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1991Awarded Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

September 24, 2015Death.

Occupation

Laser scientist.

Places

Birth

Boston (Mass.)

Undergraduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Cambridge (Mass.)

Employment

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

Subjects

Lasers.

Light.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Anderson, A. G. (Arthur George), 1926-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Stiles, Phillip J.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Thomas, Llewellyn Hilleth, 1903-1992

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Both employed at Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center.

Additional

Bass, Michael, 1939-

Hecht, Jeff

Nathan, Marshall I., 1933-

Smith, William V. (William Vick), 1916-

Institutions

Major Positions

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Staff Physicist and International Business Machines (IBM) Fellow.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Awarded 1991 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science.

Harvard University. Department of Physics

Obtained AB (1952), BS (1953), and PhD in Applied Physics (1958).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Jeff Hecht laser pioneer interviews, 1984-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Oral history interview with John A. Armstrong, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Marshall I. Nathan, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Michael Bass, 1985 May 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Rolf William Landauer, 1984 October 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

William V. Smith response to Laser History Project Survey, 1985.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Subject

"Peter Sorokin: The Second Laser and the Dye Laser," in Laser Pioneer Interviews (Torrance, CA: High Tech Publications: 1985), 101-113

Peter Pitirimovich Sorokin Physics Today obituary.

Peter Sorokin LaserFest Profile.