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Table of Contents

Institutional History

AbstractPast PresidentsImportant DatesPlacesSubjects

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Photo

Dates

1984 – 1996

Authorized Form of Name

AT & T Bell Laboratories

Additional Forms of Names

AT&T Bell Laboratories

Institutional History

Abstract

In 1984, due to a divestiture agreement with the United States Government, the AT & T Corporation assumed business control of Bell Telephone Laboratories and changed the name. It remained until 1996 when it divested most of Bell Laboratories into Lucent Technologies, Inc.

Past Presidents

1984-91, Ian Ross.

1991-95, John Mayo.

1995-96, Daniel Stanzione.

Important Dates

1984AT & T Technologies assumed business control of Bell Telephone Laboratories and changed its name, Murray Hill (N.J.).

1984 – 1986George E. Smith was on staff.

1984 – 1986Francis DiSalvo was on staff.

1984 – 1986Donald Eigler was on staff.

1984 – 1987Douglas Osheroff was on staff.

1984 – 1987Gerald Dolan was on staff.

1984 – 1987Steven Chu was on staff.

1984 – 1987Arthur Gossard was on staff.

1984 – 1989Charles Shank was on staff.

1984 – 1989Albert Narath was Vice President.

1984 – 1989John Hopfield was on staff.

1984 – 1990Robert Dynes was on staff.

1984 – 1990John Weeks was on staff.

1984 – 1990Philip Bucksbaum was on staff.

1984 – 1990David Chemla was on staff.

1984 – 1991Shirley Ann Jackson was on staff.

1984 – 1992Paul Fleury was on staff.

1984 – 1992Arthur Ashkin was on staff.

1984 – 1992David G. Thomas held various positions including Executive Director, Transmission Systems.

1984 – 1992David G. Thomas was on staff.

1984 – 1992Arthur Ashkin held various positions including Head, Department of Laser Science.

1984 – 1993Solomon Buchsbaum was on staff.

1984 – 1993C. Kumar N. Patel was on staff.

1984 – 1994Neville Smith was on staff.

1984 – 1994Joel Appelbaum was on staff.

1984 – 1994Robert W. Wilson was on staff.

1984 – 1995Pierre Hohenberg was on staff.

1984 – 1995Julia Phillips was on staff.

1984 – 1996Arno Penzias was on staff.

1984 – 1996Donald Hamann was on staff.

1984 – 1996James Eisenstein was on staff.

1984 – 1996Frank Stillinger was on staff.

1984 – 1996Horst Stormer was on staff.

1984 – 1996James Phillips was on staff.

1984 – 1996Aron Pinczuk was on staff.

1984 – 1996Theodore Fulton was on staff.

1984 – 1996Gabriel Aeppli was on staff.

1984 – 1996David Bishop was on staff.

1984 – 1996Cherry Ann Murray was on staff.

1984 – 1996Robert Cava was on staff.

1984 – 1996Yves Chabal was on staff.

1984 – 1996David Tank was on staff.

1984 – 1996Krishnan Raghavachari was on staff.

1985 – 1987Frances Hellman was on staff.

1985 – 1987F. Duncan M. Haldane was on staff.

1985 – 1995Susan Coppersmith was on staff.

1986 – 1988A. Paul Alivisatos was on staff.

1986 – 1996Andrew Millis was on staff.

1987 – 1996William Brinkman was on staff.

1988 – 1996Eric Isaacs was on staff.

1989 – 1996Robert Willett was on staff.

1996Lucent Technologies, Inc. was created when AT & T divested most of Bell Laboratories and its equipment manufacturing business, Murray Hill (N.J.).

Places

Headquarters

Murray Hill (N.J.)

Subjects

Physical laboratories -- Administration.

Physical laboratories.

Science and industry.

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Aeppli, Gabriel

Member and Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Alivisatos, P.

Member, Technical staff.

Appelbaum, J. A. (Joel A.)

Member, Technical staff.

Ashkin, Arthur, 1922-

Head, Department of Laser Science and Member, Technical staff.

Bishop, David John, 1951-

Member and Distinguished Member, Technical staff and Department Head, Microstructural Physics Research.

Brinkman, William F. (William Frank), 1938-

Executive Director, Physics Research Division and Vice President, Physical Sciences Research.

Buchsbaum, Solomon J.

Senior Vice President, Technological Systems.

Bucksbaum, Philip H.

Member, Technical staff, Physics Research Division.

Cava, Robert J.

Member and Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Chabal, Yves Jean, 1952-

Member to Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Chemla, D. S.

Head, Quantum Physics and Electronics Research Department.

Chu, Steven

Member Technical Staff and Head, Quantum Electronics Research Division.

Coppersmith, Susan Nan

Postdoctoral Member, Member, and Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

DiSalvo, Francis

Head, Solid State and Physics of Materials Research Department.

Dolan, Gerald

Member, Technical staff.

Dynes, Robert C.

Director, Chemical Physics Research.

Eigler, Donald

Member, Technical staff.

Eisenstein, James P. (James Philip)

Postdoctoral Member and Member, Technical staff.

Fleury, Paul A.

Director, Physical Research Laboratory.

Fulton, Theodore Alan

Member to Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Gossard, A. C.

Member, Technical staff.

Hagstrum, Homer D.

Research Physicist, Surface Physics.

Haldane, F. Duncan M.

Member, Technical staff.

Hamann, Donald, 1939-

Director, Surface Physics Research Department.

Hellman, Frances

Member, Technical staff.

Hohenberg, Pierre C.

Member, Technical staff; Head, Theoretical Physics Department; and Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Hopfield, John J.

Member, Technical staff.

Isaacs, Eric D.

Postdoctoral Member and Member, Technical staff.

Jackson, Shirley Ann, 1946-

Member, Technical staff.

Lax, Melvin J.

Consultant.

Mayo, John S.

President.

Millis, Andrew J.

Member, Technical staff.

Murray, Cherry Ann

Member, Technical staff, Low Energy and Scattering Research; Distinguished Member, Technical staff, Low Temperature Physics Research; Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department; Head, Condensed Matter Physics Research Department; and Head, Semiconductor Physics Research Department.

Narath, Albert, 1933-

Vice President.

Osheroff, Douglas D.

Head, Solid State and Low Temperature Research Department.

Patel, C. Kumar N.

Executive Director, Physics and Academic Affairs Division and Executive Director, Research Materials Science Engineering and Academic Affairs Division.

Penzias, Arno A.

Vice President, Research and Vice President and Chief Scientist.

Phillips, J. C.

Member, Technical staff.

Phillips, Julia M.

Member, Technical staff; Program Manager, Consortium for Superconducting Electronics; and Supervisor, Thin Films Research Group, Research Division.

Pinczuk, Aron

Member, Technical staff.

Raghavachari, Krishnan

Member and Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Ross, Ian M. (Ian Munro)

President.

Shank, C. V. (Charles V.)

Director, Electronics Research Laboratory and Member, Technical staff.

Smith, George E., 1930-

Head, Device Concepts Group.

Smith, Neville, 1942-2006

Member, Technical staff.

Stanzione, Daniel C.

President.

Stillinger, F. H.

Distinguished Member, Technical staff.

Störmer, Horst

Head, Department of Electronic and Optical Properties of Solids and Director, Physical Research Laboratory.

Tank, David William, 1953-

Member and Distinguished Member, Technical staff and Director, Biological Computation Research Department.

Thomas, D. G. (David Gilbert), 1928-

Executive Director, Transmission Systems.

Weeks, John David

Member, Technical Staff, Mathematical Physics Research Department and Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Mathematical Physics Research Department.

Willett, Robert L.

Postdoctoral Member and Member, Technical staff.

Wilson, Robert Woodrow, 1936-

Head, Radio Physics Research Department.

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

American Telephone and Telegraph Company

Bell Labs Innovations

Created in 1996 when AT & T divested most of Bell Laboratories and its equipment manufacturing business.

Bell Telephone Laboratories

Changed in 1984 when AT & T Technologies assumed the business of Western Electric and Bell Laboratories.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Alcatel-Lucent Archives collection, 1860s-2008.

Archives

Alcatel-Lucent

101 Crawfords Corner Road, Room 11G-104, Holmdel, NJ 07733, USA

AT&T Archives and History Center records, 1869-present.

AT & T Archives and History Center

5 Reinman Road, Warren, NJ 07060, USA

Published Resources

Author

A history of engineering and science in the Bell System : physical sciences (1925-1980) / prepared by members of the technical staff, AT & T Bell Laboratories ; S. Millman, editor.

A history of engineering and science in the Bell system : transmission technology (1925-1975)

High temperature superconductors : extended abstracts : proceedings of Symposium S, 1987 spring Meeting of the Materials Research Society, April 23-24, 1987, Marriott Hotel, Anaheim, California / editors, D.U. Gubser, M. Schluter ; symposium support, Naval Research Laboratory, AT & T Bell Laboratories.