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Biography

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PeopleInstitutions

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Larry Spruch

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Dates

January 1, 1923 – August 10, 2006

Authorized Form of Name

Spruch, Larry

Biography

Abstract

Larrt Spruch was Professor Emeritus of Physics at New York University (1994-2006). His research interests included nuclear theory, atomic structure, scattering, reaction theory, a quantum electrodynamics (QED) approach to longrange atomic forces, and astrophysics.

Important Dates

January 1, 1923Birth, New York (N.Y.).

1943Obtained BA in Physics, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.).

1948Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (Pa.).

1948 – 1950Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

1950 – 2006Assistant Professor of Physics (1950-1955); Associate Professor of Physics (1955-1961); Professor of Physics (1961-1994); and Emeritus Professor of Physics (1994-2006), New York University, New York (N.Y.).

1959 – 1966Consultant, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

1963 – 1964National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London.

1968Fellow, American Physical Society.

1969Visitor, Institute for Astrophysics, Paris (Institut d’astrophysique (Paris, France)).

1977 – 1978Associate, Harvard College Observatory, Harvard University.

1979Consultant, Los Alamos National Laboratory.

1981 – 1982Member, Institute for Advanced Study.

1992Awarded Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics, American Physical Society.

1992 – 1994Member, Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society.

August 10, 2006Death.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

New York (N.Y.)

Undergraduate Education

Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)

Graduate Education

Philadelphia (Pa.)

Employment

New York (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Atomic structure.

Quantum electrodynamics.

Scattering (Physics).

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Schiff, Leonard I. (Leonard Isaac), 1915-1971

Ph.D. advisor at University of Pennsylvania on quantum theory.

Colleagues

Bederson, Benjamin

Both employed at New York University.

Bitter, Francis, 1902-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Callen, Herbert B.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Compton, K. T. (Karl Taylor), 1887-1954

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Cummins, Herman Z., 1933-

Both employed at New York University.

Deutsch, Martin, 1917-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Enge, Harald A.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Feshbach, Herman

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Jackson, John David, 1925-2016

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Klein, Martin J.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Kraushaar, William L.

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Livingston, M. Stanley (Milton Stanley)

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Morse, Philip M. (Philip McCord), 1903-1985

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Rossi, Bruno, 1905-1993

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Ruderman, Malvin A.

Both employed at New York University.

Slater, John C. (John Clarke), 1900-1976

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Stratton, Julius Adams, 1901-1994

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Swinney, H. L., 1939-

Both employed at New York University.

Van de Graaf, Robert Jemison, 1901-1967

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Weisskopf, Victor Frederick, 1908-2002

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zacharias, Jerrold Reinach, 1905-1986

Both employed at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Zumino, B. (Bruno), 1923-

Both employed at New York University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Harvard College Observatory

Associate.

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Member.

New York University. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; and Emeritus Professor.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Member, Panel on Public Affairs; Fellow; and received 1992 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic or Surface Physics.

Brooklyn College. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1943).

Institut d'astrophysique (Paris, France)

Visitor.

Lawrence Radiation Laboratory

Consultant (Livermore campus).

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Consultant.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Postdoctoral Fellow.

University College, London. Department of Physics

National Science Foundation (NSF) Senior Postdoctoral Fellow.

University of Pennsylvania. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Obtained PhD (1948).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Ben Bederson interview of Larry Spruch, Sidney Borowitz and Ed Gerjuoy [videorecording], 26 July 2004.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Larry Spruch papers, 1943-2005 (bulk 1950-2002).

Archives. Elmer Holmes Bobst Library

New York University

70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012, USA

Published Resources

Subject

Larry Spruch Physics Today obituary.