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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

R. A. Webb

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Dates

September 10, 1946 – January 23, 2016

Authorized Form of Name

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Additional Forms of Names

Webb, Richard Alan

Biography

Abstract

Richard Webb was John M. Palms Bicentennial Professor of Physics, Nano Center, at University of South Carolina (2004-2016). Other institutional affiliations included International Business Machines (IBM) and University of Maryland. His research interests included spin dynamics of spin valves and magnetorestive multilayers; decoherence and high frequency properties of mesoscopic devices; and the development of coupled electron spins as Qbits for a quantum computer and measurements of entangled electron spin decoherence times.

Important Dates

September 10, 1946Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1968Obtained BA, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley (Calif.).

1970Obtained MS, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1973Obtained PhD, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.).

1973 – 1975Research Associate, University of California, San Diego.

1975 – 1978Assistant Research Physicist to Associate Research Physicist, Argonne National Laboratory.

1978 – 1993Researcher, Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights (N.Y.).

1992Awarded Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

1993 – 2004Alford Ward Professor of Physics, Center for Superconductivity Research, College Park (Md.).

1996Member, National Academy of Sciences.

2004 – 2016John M. Palms Bicentennial Professor of Physics, NanoCenter, University of South Carolina, Columbia (S.C.).

January 23, 2016Death.

Occupation

Condenser matter physicist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Berkeley (Calif.)

Graduate Education

La Jolla (San Diego, Calif.)

Employment

Yorktown Heights (N.Y.)

College Park (Md.)

Columbia (S.C.)

Subjects

Condensed matter.

Semiconductors.

Relationships

People

Advisors & Collaborators

Wheatley, John Charles

PhD advisor at University of California, San Diego, "Measurements of Johnson noise using an rf biased SQUID and its application to Millikelvin thermometry" and both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Colleagues

Alfvén, Hannes

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Armstrong, J. A. (John A.)

Both employed at IBM.

Bollinger, Lowell M. (Lowell Moyer)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Booker, Henry G.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Brewer, Richard G.

Both employed at IBM.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Chang, Leroy L.

Both employed at IBM.

Crabtree, G. W.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Dolan, Gerald

Both employed at IBM.

Drake, James (James F.)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Esaki, Reona, 1925-

Both employed at IBM.

Fang, Frank F.

Both employed at IBM.

Feher, George, 1924-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Fisk, Zachary

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Garwin, Richard L.

Both employed at IBM.

Gates, S. James

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Griem, Hans R.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Gutzwiller, M. C. (Martin C.)

Both employed at IBM.

Himpsel, F. J.

Both employed at IBM.

Holt, R. J. (Roy J.)

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Horn, Paul (Paul M.)

Both employed at IBM.

Kirtley, John R.

Both employed at IBM.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Kryder, Mark H.

Both employed at IBM.

Landauer, Rolf William, 1927-1999

Both employed at IBM.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Louie, Steven G., 1949-

Both employed at IBM.

Malmberg, J. H.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Both employed at IBM.

Maple, M. Brian, 1939-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Matthias, Bernd T., 1918-1980

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Misner, Charles W.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

O'Neil, T. M. (Thomas Michael), 1940-

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Pieper, Steven C.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Sagdeev, R. Z.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Schiffer, John P.

Both employed at Argonne National Laboratory.

Sham, L. J.

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Sorokin, Peter P.

Both employed at IBM.

Suhl, Harry

Both employed at University of California, San Diego.

Tersoff, J.

Both employed at IBM.

Tromp, R. M.

Both employed at IBM.

Tsuei, Chang C.

Both employed at IBM.

Williams, Ellen D.

Both employed at University of Maryland.

Institutions

Major Positions

Argonne National Laboratory

Assistant Research Physicist to Associate Research Physicist.

Thomas J. Watson IBM Research Center

Researcher.

University of California, San Diego. Department of Physics

Obtained MS (1970) and PhD (1973). Research Associate.

University of Maryland at College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Alford Ward Professor of Physics, Center for Superconductivity Research.

University of South Carolina. Department of Physics and Astronomy

John M. Palms Bicentennial Professor of Physics, NanoCenter.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 1992 Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1968).

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