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Bruce Winstein

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Dates

September 25, 1943 – February 28, 2011

Authorized Form of Name

Winstein, Bruce

Biography

Abstract

Bruce Winstein was Samuel K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor, Enrico Fermi Institute (1997-2011). His research interests included particle physics, high energy physics and cosmology.

Important Dates

September 25, 1943Birth, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1965Obtained BA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles (Calif.).

1970Obtained PhD in Physics, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena (Calif.).

1970 – 1972Research Physicist, Max Planck Institute for Physics and Astrophysics (Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik).

1972 – 2011Senior Research Associate (1972-1976); Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics (1976-1983); Professor of Physics (1983-1997); and Samuel K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor (1997-2011), Enrico Fermi Institute, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

1983Member, Subpanel on a New Facility for the US High Energy Physics Program, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

1983 – 1984Chair, Physics Study Group, Superconducting Super Collider.

1985 – 1986Visiting Professor of Physics, Stanford University.

1986Fellow, American Physical Society.

1995Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1999 – 2000Guggenheim Fellow, Princeton University.

2001 – 2005Director, Center for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago (Ill.).

2003 – 2004Hans Bethe Lecturer, Cornell University.

2007Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

2007Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

February 28, 2011Death.

Occupation

Particle physicist and cosmologist.

Places

Birth

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Undergraduate Education

Los Angeles (Calif.)

Graduate Education

Pasadena (Calif.)

Employment

Chicago (Ill.)

Subjects

Cosmology.

Kaons.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Family

Winstein, Allison

Daughter.

Winstein, Carolee J.

Sister.

Winstein, Joan

Wife.

Winstein, Keith

Son.

Winstein, Saul, 1912-1969

Father.

Winstein, Sylvia

Mother.

Colleagues

Anderson, Herbert Lawrence

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

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

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Rosner, Robert

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Sachs, Robert Green, 1916-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Schramm, David N.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Shochet, Melvyn J.

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Simpson, John A. (John Alexander), 1916-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Turner, Michael Stanley

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Will, Clifford M., 1946-

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Both employed at University of Chicago, Enrico Fermi Institute.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Hans Bethe Lecturer.

Enrico Fermi Institute

Senior Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Samuel K. Allison Distinguished Service Professor.

Max-Planck-Institut fur Physik

Research Physicist.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Fellow.

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 2007 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

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

Obtained PhD (1970).

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Guggenheim Fellow.

Stanford University. Department of Physics

Visiting Professor of Physics.

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Chair, Physics Study Group.

United States. Department of Energy

Member, Subpanel on a New Facility for the US High Energy Physics Program, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

University of California, Los Angeles. Department of Physics

Obtained BA (1965).

University of Chicago

Director, Center for Cosmological Physics.

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Bruce Winstein papers, 1960-2010.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Published Resources

Author

Kaon physics / edited by Jonathan L. Rosner and Bruce D. Winstein.

Subject

Bruce Winstein National Academy of Sciences Biographical Memoir

Bruce Winstein University of Chicago obituary.