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Biography

AbstractImportant DatesOccupationPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as Author

Michael S. Witherell

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Dates

September 22, 1949 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Witherell, Michael S., 1949-

Additional Forms of Names

Witherell, M., 1949-

Witherell, M. S., 1949-

Witherell, Michael Stewart, 1949-

Biography

Abstract

Michael Witherell is Director of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (2016-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of California, Santa Barbara, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, and Princeton University. His research interests include high energy experimental physics.

Important Dates

September 22, 1949Birth, Toledo (Ohio).

1968Obtained BS, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (Mich.).

1969Obtained MA, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1973Obtained PhD in Physics, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison (Wis.).

1973 – 1981Instructor in Physics (1973-1975) and Assistant Professor of Physics (1975-1981), Princeton University, Princeton (N.J.).

1981 – 1999Assistant Professor of Physics (1981-1983); Associate Professor of Physics (1983-1986); and Professor of Physics (1986-1999), University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Calif.).

1985 – 1989Member (1985-1989) and Chair (1987-1989), Physics Advisory Committee, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

1986Fellow, American Physical Society.

1990Awarded W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics, American Physical Society.

1990 – 1994Member, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

1991 – 1993Member, Physics Advisory Committee, Superconducting Super Collider.

1992Chair, US Program of High Energy Physics Research Planning Subpanel, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

1992 – 1996Member (1992-1996) and Chair (1994-1996), Scientific Policy Committee, Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC).

1996 – 1998Member, Committee on Elementary Particle Physics, National Research Council.

1997 – 1999Chair, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel, United States Department of Energy.

1998Member, National Academy of Sciences.

1999 – 2004Member, Board of Trustees, Illinois Coalition.

1999 – 2005Director, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia (Ill.).

2005 – 2008Member (2005-2008) and Chair (2006-2008), Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee, National Science Foundation.

2005 – 2016Vice Chancellor, Research and University of California Presidential Chair, Department of Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara (Calif.).

2006 – 2007Member, Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee, National Research Council.

2016 – presentProfessor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley.

2016 – presentDirector, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Occupation

Particle physicist.

Places

Birth

Toledo (Ohio)

Undergraduate Education

Ann Arbor (Mich.)

Graduate Education

Madison (Wis.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Batavia (Ill.)

Santa Barbara (Calif.)

Subjects

Particle acceleration.

Particles (Nuclear physics).

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Ahlers, G. (Günter)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Aizenman, Michael

Both employed at Princeton University.

Anderson, P. W. (Philip W.), 1923-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Austin, Robert H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Awschalom, D. (David)

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Bardeen, William A.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Fitch, Val L., 1923-2015

Both employed at Princeton University.

Freedman, Stuart J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Gossard, A. C.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Happer, William, 1939-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Heeger, Alan J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Horowitz, Gary T., 1955-

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kivelson, Steven

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Kohn, Walter, 1923-2016

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Langer, James S.

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Peale, Stanton Jerrold

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Peoples, John, Jr.

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Polchinski, Joseph Gerard

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Scalapino, Douglas J.

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Schrieffer, J. R. (John Robert), 1931-

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Both employed at University of California, Santa Barbara.

Stubbs, Christopher

Both employed at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

Taylor, Joseph H. (Joseph Hooton)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Tollestrup, Alvin

Both employed at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory.

Treiman, Sam B.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wheeler, John Archibald, 1911-2008

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wightman, A. S. (Arthur Strong), 1922-2013

Both employed at Princeton University.

Wilczek, Frank

Both employed at Princeton University and University of California, Santa Barbara.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Witten, E.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Additional

Wilson, Robert R., 1914-2000

Institutions

Major Positions

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory

Director; Member and Chair, Physics Advisory Committee.

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Director.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Instructor in Physics and Assistant Professor of Physics.

University of California, Berkeley. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

University of California, Santa Barbara

Vice Chancellor, Research.

University of California, Santa Barbara. Department of Physics

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor of Physics; and University of California Presidential Chair.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Fellow and received 1990 W. K. H. Panofsky Prize in Experimental Particle Physics.

Illinois Coalition

Member, Board of Trustees.

National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

Member.

National Research Council (U.S.)

Member, Committee on Elementary Particle Physics and Member, Beyond Einstein Program Assessment Committee.

National Science Foundation (U.S.)

Member and Chair, Mathematical and Physical Sciences Advisory Committee.

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

Member and Chair, Scientific Policy Committee.

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory

Member, Physics Advisory Committee.

United States. Department of Energy

Member and Chair, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel and Chair, US Program of High Energy Physics Research Planning Subpanel, High Energy Physics Advisory Panel.

University of Michigan. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1968).

University of Wisconsin--Madison. Department of Physics

Obtained MA (1969) and PhD (1973).

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Michael Witherell papers, 1999-2005.

Milton G. White History of Accelerators Room (WH-3SE) and Archives (WH-16NE)

Fermilab

PO Box 500, Batavia, IL 90510, USA