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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

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PeopleInstitutions

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State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

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Dates

circa 1957 – present

Authorized Form of Name

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics

Additional Forms of Names

New York (State). State University at Stony Brook. Dept. of Physics

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Department of Physics & Astronomy

State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dept. of Physics

Institutional History

Abstract

The Physics Department at the State University of New York at Stony Brook was founded in the early days of the University. Astronomy joined the department in 1997 after it separated from Geology. Today the Department offers a diverse program and shares faculty with the CN Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Simons Center for Geometry and Physics, and the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology.

Important Dates

circa 1957Department of Physics was founded in the early days of Stony Brook University, Oyster Bay (N.Y.).

1962University moved from Oyster Bay, New York to current location, Stony Brook (N.Y.).

1966 – 1968William Bardeen was on faculty.

1966 – presentChen Ning Yang has been on faculty.

1967 – 1985Ernest Courant was on faculty.

1967 – presentBarry McCoy has been on faculty.

1968 – 2013Gerald Brown was on faculty.

1970 – presentGene Sprouse has been on faculty.

1971 – 1974Peter Feibelman was on faculty.

1972 – 1980Martin Blume was on faculty.

1973 – 1976Gerald Dolan was on faculty.

1974 – 1980Daniel Freedman was on faculty.

1975 – presentPeter van Nieuwenhuizen has been on faculty.

1980 – 2011John Marburger III was on faculty.

1989 – 1998Jainendra Jain was on faculty.

1997Astronomy separated from Geology and joined with Physics to become the Department of Physics and Astronomy.

2008 – presentBarbara Jacak has been on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

Oyster Bay (N.Y.)

Stony Brook (N.Y.)

Subjects

Astronomy -- Study and teaching.

Biophysics.

Nuclear physics.

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Statistical mechanics.

String theory.

Theoretical physics.

Citations

Historical information from the SUNY Stony Brook Department of Physics & Astronomy "About us" webpage (http://www.physics.sunysb.edu/Physics/about/).

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Bardeen, William A.

Research Associate in Physics.

Blume, Martin, 1932-

Professor of Physics.

Brown, G. E. (Gerald Edward), 1926-

Professor of Physics; Leading Professor of Physics; and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Courant, Ernest D. (Ernest David), 1920-

Professor.

Dolan, Gerald

Postdoctoral Fellow.

Feibelman, Peter J.

Assistant Professor of Physics.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Assistant to Associate Professor and Professor, C. N. Yang Institute for Theoretical Physics.

Goldhaber, Maurice, 1911-2011

Adjunct Professor.

Griffiths, R. B. (Robert Budington)

Visiting Associate Professor.

Jacak, Barbara

Distinguished Professor.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Received PhD in Physics (1985). Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Marburger, John H., III (John Harmen), 1941-2011

Professor of Physics and University Professor.

McCoy, Barry M.

Research Associate; Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor to Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Palmer, Robert B., 1934-

Adjunct Professor.

Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004

Visiting Professor.

Sprouse, Gene D.

Assistant Professor to Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Director, Nuclear Structure Laboratory; Department Chair; and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Van Nieuwenhuizen, Peter

Assistant Professor; Associate Professor; Professor; Leading Professor; and Distinguished Professor of Physics.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Albert Einstein Professor of Physics; Director, Institute for Theoretical Physics; and Albert Einstein Professor of Physics Emeritus.

PhD Students

Anastasio, Michael R.

Received PhD in Nuclear Physics (1980).

Associates & Members

Dresden, Max, 1918-

Kahn, Peter B.

McKeown, R. D.

Received BS (1974).

Toll, John S.

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Associates

American Institute of Physics. Center for History of Physics

Participated in the study of multi-institutional collaborations.

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

John Toll papers, 1943-1991.

Hornbake Library. Archives and Manuscripts Department

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742, USA

Karl D. Hartzell Stony Brook oral history project, 1986-1989.

Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Max Dresden papers, undated.

Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Melba Phillips papers, 1922-1999 (bulk 1950-1985).

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Probes: Upsilon Experiments FNAL-E-70, -187, -288, -494, -596, -605, -608, 1990.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: BNL-E-650: Single Electron Production in Proton-Proton Collisions, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. High-Energy Physics. Selected Experiments: BNL-E-734: A Measurement of the Elastic Scattering of Neutrinos from Electrons and Protons, 1990-1991.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Space Science: International Ultraviolet Explorer (IUE), 1992-1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Space Science: Voyager, 1992-1994.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Peter Kahn papers, undated.

Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA

Sidney Gelber Stony Brook history project, 1947-1988.

Frank Melville Jr. Memorial Library

State University of New York at Stony Brook

Stony Brook, NY 11794, USA