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W. E. Spicer

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Dates

September 7, 1929 – June 6, 2004

Authorized Form of Name

Spicer, W. E. (William E.)

Additional Forms of Names

Spicer, William E.

Biography

Abstract

William Spicer was Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Engineering at Stanford University (1978-2004). Other institutional affiliations included Radio Corporation of America. His research interests included photoelectron spectroscopy, photocathodes, and photoemission.

Important Dates

September 7, 1929Birth, Baton Rouge (La.).

1949Obtained BS in Physics, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg (Va.).

1951Obtained BS in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge (Mass.).

1953Obtained MS in Physics, University of Missouri, Columbia (Mo.).

1955Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Missouri, Columbia (Mo.).

1955 – 1962Research Physicist, RCA Research Laboratories, Radio Corporation of America, Princeton (N.J.).

1962 – 2004Assistant Professor to Professor of Electrical Engineering (1962-1978) and Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Engineering (1978-2004), Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1973 – 1975Deputy Director, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Project, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1980Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize, American Physical Society.

June 6, 2004Death, London (England).

Occupation

Electrical engineer.

Places

Birth

Baton Rouge (La.)

Undergraduate Education

Williamsburg (Va.)

Cambridge (Mass.)

Graduate Education

Columbia (Mo.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Stanford (Calif.)

Death

London (England)

Subjects

Electrical engineering.

Photoemission.

Physics -- Industrial applications.

Solid state physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Shen, Zhi-Xun

Advised by Spicer at Stanford University, "Photoemission studies of high temperature superconductors and related materials," and both employed at Stanford University.

Colleagues

Beasley, Malcolm

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Pearson, Gerald L. (Gerald Leondus)

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shockley, William, 1910-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Terman, Frederick Emmons, 1900-1982

Both employed at Stanford University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Radio Corporation of America

Research Physicist, RCA Research Laboratories.

Stanford University. Department of Electrical Engineering

Assistant Professor to Professor of Electrical Engineering, and Stanford W. Ascherman Professor of Engineering.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1980 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

College of William and Mary. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1949).

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1951).

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Deputy Director, Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Project.

University of Missouri--Columbia. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained MS (1953) and PhD (1955).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

William E. Spicer collection on William Shockley and eugenics, 1965-1970.

Department of Special Collections and University Archives

Stanford University

Stanford, CA 94305, USA

Published Resources

Subject

William Edward Spicer Physics Today obituary.