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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

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Michael Stanley Turner

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Dates

July 29, 1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Turner, Michael Stanley

Additional Forms of Names

Turner, Michael S.

Biography

Abstract

Michael Turner is Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics at University of Chicago (1998-present). His research interests include theoretical astrophysics, cosmology, and elementary particle physics.

Important Dates

July 29, 1949Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1971Obtained BS, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1973Obtained MS, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1978Instructor in Physics, Stanford University.

1978Obtained PhD in Physics, Stanford University, Stanford (Calif.).

1978 – presentEnrico Fermi Fellow, Enrico Fermi Institute (1978-1980); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1980-1985); Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1985-1998); Chair, Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1997-2003); and Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics (1998-present), University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1981 – 1982Visiting Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara.

1983 – presentScientist, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia (Ill.).

1989 – 1993President, Aspen Center for Physics.

1997Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1997Awarded Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize, American Physical Society.

2003 – 2006Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, National Science Foundation.

2013President, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Astrophysicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Stanford (Calif.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Batavia (Ill.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Cosmology.

Elementary particles.

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Wagoner, Robert V.

PhD advisor at Stanford University.

Colleagues

Bjorken, James D.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cabrera, Blas

Both employed at Stanford University.

Chandrasekhar, S. (Subrahmanyan), 1910-1995

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Chodorow, Marvin

Both employed at Stanford University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Dorfan, Jonathan

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fairbank, William Martin, 1917-1989

Both employed at Stanford University.

Fetter, Alexander L., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hänsch, T. W. (Theo W.), 1941-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Haroche, S.

Both employed at Stanford University.

Hofstadter, Robert, 1915-1990

Both employed at Stanford University.

Kirkpatrick, Paul

Both employed at Stanford University.

Meyerhof, Walter E. (Walter Ernst), 1922-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Parker, E. N. (Eugene Newman), 1927-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at University of Chicago.

Schawlow, Arthur L., 1921-1999

Both employed at Stanford University.

Schramm, David N.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Schwartz, Melvin, 1932-2006

Both employed at Stanford University.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Susskind, Leonard

Both employed at Stanford University.

Walecka, John Dirk, 1932-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Winstein, Bruce

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wojcicki, Stanley G., 1937-

Both employed at Stanford University.

Additional

Ferris, Timothy

Institutions

Major Positions

Enrico Fermi Institute

Enrico Fermi Fellow.

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Scientist.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1973) and PhD (1978). Instructor in Physics.

University of Chicago. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics; Department Chair; and Bruce V. and Diana M. Rauner Distinguished Service Professor of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

President and received 1997 Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize.

Aspen Center for Physics

President.

California Institute of Technology. Division of Physics, Mathematics and Astronomy

Obtained BS (1971).

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Assistant Director, Mathematical and Physical Sciences.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Institute for Theoretical Physics

Visiting Physicist.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

50th Anniversary of Physical Review Letters [audiorecording], April 2008.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Gravity Research Foundation essays and abstracts, 1949-2016.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

Timothy Ferris interviews conducted for the television program, The Creation of the Universe, circa 1982-1988.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Published Resources

Author

The early universe / Edward W. Kolb, Michael S. Turner.