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James W. York

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Dates

July 3, 1939 – present

Authorized Form of Name

York, James W., Jr., 1939-

Biography

Abstract

James York is Professor of Physics at Cornell University (2002-present). Other institutional affiliations include University of North Carolina and Princeton University. His research interests include gravitation and relativity; and mathematical, astrophysical statistical and quantum theoretic aspects.

Important Dates

July 3, 1939Birth, Raleigh (N.C.).

1962Obtained BS, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (N.C.).

1965 – 1968Assistant Professor of Physics, North Carolina State University.

1966Obtained PhD in Physics, North Carolina State University, Raleigh (N.C.).

1968 – 1973Research Associate in Physics (1968-1969); Lecturer (1969-1970); and Assistant Professor of Physics (1970-1973), Princeton University.

1973 – 2002Associate Professor to Professor of Physics (1973-1988); Director, Institute for Field Physics (1984-1990); Agnew H. Bahnson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics (1989-2002); and Inter-Institutional Distinguished Professor of Physics (2001-2002), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (N.C.).

1976Visiting Professor, University of Paris.

2002 – presentProfessor of Physics and Adjunct Professor of Astronomy, Cornell University, Ithaca (N.Y.).

2003Awarded Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics, American Physical Society.

Occupation

Theoretical physicist.

Places

Birth

Raleigh (N.C.)

Undergraduate Education

Raleigh (N.C.)

Graduate Education

Raleigh (N.C.)

Employment

Princeton (N.J.)

Chapel Hill (N.C.)

Ithaca (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astrophysics.

Gravitation (Constant of).

Relativity (Physics).

Theoretical physics.

Relationships

People

Colleagues

Adelberger, Eric G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Ashcroft, Neil W.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bertsch, George F.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Bleakney, Walker, 1901-1992

Both employed at Princeton University.

Callan, Curtis G.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Christ, Norman

Both employed at Princeton University.

Cronin, James W., 1931-2016

Both employed at Princeton University.

Davis, J. C. Séamus

Both employed at Cornell University.

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Drell, Persis S.

Both employed at Cornell 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.

Gross, David J. (David Jonathan)

Both employed at Princeton University.

Hopfield, John J.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Lee, David M.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Mermin, N. David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Orlov, Yuri, 1924-

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pohl, Robert O.

Both employed at Cornell University.

Pollock, Robert Elwood, 1936-

Both employed at Princeton University.

Reppy, John David

Both employed at Cornell University.

Richardson, Robert C. (Robert Coleman), 1937-2013

Both employed at Cornell University.

Schwarz, John H.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Teukolsky, Saul A. (Saul Arno), 1947-

Both employed at Cornell University.

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.

Wilkinson, David T.

Both employed at Princeton University.

Institutions

Major Positions

Cornell University. Department of Astronomy

Adjunct Professor of Astronomy.

Cornell University. Department of Physics

Professor of Physics.

North Carolina State University. Department of Physics

Obtained BS (1962) and PhD (1966). Assistant Professor of Physics.

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Research Associate in Physics; Lecturer; and Assistant Professor of Physics.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Department of Physics and Astronomy

Associate Professor to Professor of Physics; Director, Institute for Field Physics; Agnew H. Bahnson, Jr. Distinguished Professor of Physics; and Inter-Institutional Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Professional Activities & Affiliations

American Physical Society

Received 2003 Dannie Heineman Prize for Mathematical Physics.

Université de Paris

Visiting Professor.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

John A. Wheeler papers, 1880-2008.

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA