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James Daniel Bjorken

James Daniel Bjorken, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-3900
E-mail: bjorken@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education B.S., 1956, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1959, Stanford University. .
Professional Academic History Research Associate, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, 1959-1962; Associate Professor, Professor, SLAC, 1962-1979; Theoretical Physicist, Associate Director for Physics, Fermi Lab, 1979-1989; Theoretical Physicist, SLAC, 1989-1998; Emeritus Professor, Stanford University, 1998–present.
Awards and Honors Dannie Heinemann Prize in Mathematical Physics of the American Physical Society. Ernest Orlando Lawrence Medal, awarded by the Department of Energy for research in theoretical physics. Honorary Doctorate, University of Torino. 1995-1996 Eastman Professor, Oxford University. Dirac Medal, 2004.
Professional Societies National Academy of Sciences. American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Foreign Member, Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Research Interests Theoretical physics: hadron physics, especially short distance constituent structure, B physics, particle production mechanisms in high energy collisions, diffractive processes, and disoriented chiral condensate (DCC) production; hydrodynamic picture of heavy ion collisions; cosmology, especially structure of universes and black holes. Experimental physics: searches for axions and for DCC; conceptual design of detectors which observe complete events in high energy hadron collisions. Accelerator physics: Theory of beam growth due to intrabeam scattering.

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Richard Blankenbecler

Richard Blankenbecler, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025
E-mail: rzbth@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education SLAC, Stanford. B.A., 1954, Physics, Miami University. Ph.D., 1958, Physics, Stanford University.
Professional Academic History Associate Professor, Princeton University, 1960-1966; Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara, 1966-1969; Professor, SLAC, Stanford 1969-2003; Department Head, Theory, 1986-1994; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2003-present.
Awards and Honors Dr. Sc., (Hon.), Miami University, 1990; Fellow, Sloan Foundation, 1962-1964; Overseas Fellow, Churchill College; Cambridge, Professeur Etranger, University of Paris; Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1976-1983; Chairman and Member, Advisory Board, NSF Institute for Theoretical Physics, UCSB, 1977-1984; Member, Physics Advisory Board, National Science Foundation, 1982-1985.
Research Interests Development of new algorithms for extracting 3-D protein structure from a series of 2-D x-ray Fraunhofer patterns, for comparing protein structures, and for Monte Carlo simulation of systems in theoretical physics; development of interactive computer programs and algorithms for use in data analysis; formal scattering theory and its application to the physics of fractional charge, spin, and anomalies. Radiation processes at high energy.

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Jonathan M. Dorfan

Jonathan M. Dorfan, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-5362
E-mail: jonathan.dorfan@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.S., 1969, Physics and Applied Mathematics, University of Cape Town, South Africa. Ph.D., 1976, University of California, Irvine.
Professional Academic History Research Associate, University of California, 1971-1976; Postdoctoral Fellow, SLAC, Stanford, 1976-78; Research Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1981-1984; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1989; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1989-present; Associate Director of PEP-II, SLAC, 1994-1999; Director of SLAC, 1999-2007; President, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology, Graduate University-Japan, 2010-present; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2012-present.
Awards and Honors Member, Executive Board of Division of Particles and Fields, American Physical Society, 1990-1993; Member, High-Energy Physics Advisory Panel, 1991-1994. Fellow, American Association of Arts and Sciences; Fellow, American Physical Society; Member, New York Academy of Sciences; Chair, International Committee on Future Accelerators, 2003-present; Chair, U.S. Linear Collider Steering Group, 2002-present; Member, International Linear Collider Steering Committee, 2002-present.
Research Interests Experimental particle physics and accelerator design.

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Sidney Drell

Sidney D. Drell, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 80
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2664
E-mail: rdb@SLAC.stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education Princeton University, A.B., 1946; University of Illinois M.A., 1947; Ph.D., 1949.
Professional Academic History Professor of Physics at Stanford 1956-1963. Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1963-present, and Deputy Director 1969-1998. Lewis M. Terman Professor and Fellow, Stanford, 1979-1984. Co-director, Stanford Center for International Security and Arms Control, 1983-1989. Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, 1998-present.
Awards and Honors Dr. Sc., (Hon.), U. of Illinois, U. of Tel Aviv, Weizmann Institute. E.O. Lawrence Award, 1972. Enrico Fermi Award 2000. Leo Szilard Award, 1980. Roderick Prize, AAAS 1993. Guggenheim Fellowship, 1961, 1971. MacArthur Prize Fellow, 1984-1989. National Intelligence Distinguished Service Medal, 2001. William O. Baker Award, 2001. Fellow, American Physical Society, and President, 1986. Member, National Academy of Sciences, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society. “Ettore- Majorana - Erice – Science for Peace Prize, 1994. Gian Carlo Wick Medal, 1996. I. Ya. Pomeranchuk Prize, 1998. Linus Pauling Medal, 1999. Woodrow Wilson Award, 1994. Heinz R. Pagel Award, 2001. Heinz Award for Public Policy, 2005. Rumford Prize (American Academy of Arts and Sciences), 2008. Stanford University Pioneers in Science, 2008. INSA Achievement Award, 2010.
Research Interests Theoretical physics, elementary particle physics, and quantum theory; national security and arms control.

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Tsuneyoshi (Tune) Kamae

Tsuneyoshi (Tune) Kamae, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 29
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-4525
E-mail: kamae@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
Education B.A., University of Tokyo. M.S., University of Tokyo. Ph.D. 1968, Princeton University
Professional Academic History Instructor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 1968-1972. Visiting scientist, CERN, 1972-1973. Lecturer and Associate Professor, Department of Physics, Univ. of Tokyo, 1974-1981. Visiting scientist, Lawrence Berkeley Lab. 1981-1982. Associate Professor and Professor, Department of Physics, University of Tokyo, 1983-2000. Professor, Department of Physics, Hiroshima University, 2000-2001. Staff Scientist and Professor, SLAC, 2000-2011; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2011-present.
Research Interests Astrophysics and High Energy Physics.

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Kaye Lathrop

Kaye D. Lathrop, Professor (Emeritus)

E-mail: Kaye.Lathrop@nrc.gov
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.S., 1955, Engineering, United States Military Academy, West Point. M.S., 1959, Mechanical Engineering (nuclear); Ph.D., 1962, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, California Institute of Technology.
Professional Academic History Los Alamos National Laboratory, 1962-1984: Assistant Division Leader, Theoretical Division, 1973-1975; Associate Division Leader, Reactor Division, 1975-1977; Alternate Division Leader, Energy Division, 1977-1978; Division Leader, Computer Science and Services Division, 1978-1979; Associate Director for Engineering Sciences, 1979-1984. Associate Director, Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1981-1994; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1984-1994; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1994-present.
Awards and Honors E.O. Lawrence Award, Atomic Energy Commission, 1972. Elected, National Academy of Engineering, 1986.
Research Interests Accelerator physics research; accelerator and storage ring operations.

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Greg Loew

Gregory A. Loew, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 71
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2799
E-mail: galoew@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education Licence-ès-Sciences, Faculté des Sciences, 1952, University of Paris, France. M.S., 1954, Electrical Engineering, California Institute of Technology. Ph.D., 1958, Electrical Engineering, Stanford. .
Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1958-1961; Senior Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1961-1964; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1964-1974; Head of Accelerator Physics Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1964-1982; Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1982-2008; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 2008-present; Deputy Director, Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-2001; SLAC Deputy Director, 2001-2004.
Awards and Honors American Physical Society, Member of Executive Board of Division of Particles and Fields (1987-1989), Fellow (1993); Member of Division of Particles and Fields and Division of Physics of Beams, Chair of the Committee on the International Freedom of Scientists (1996); Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, Sigma Xi, 1958-present; Chair of the International Linear Collider Technical Review Committee, 1994-present. Chair of the International Linear Collider Accelerator Subcommittee, 2003-present.
Research Interests Linear accelerators and colliders; design of accelerator structures and overall linac systems; experimentation with extremely high-gradient electric fields.

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Vera Luth

Vera Luth, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics.
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 95
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2702
E-mail: luth@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: SLAC BaBar
Education M.Sc. 1969, Physics, Heidelberg; D.Sc. 1974, Particle Physics, Heidelberg.
Professional Academic History Visiting Scientist, CERN 1969-1974; Research Associate, Heidelberg, 1971-1974; Research Associate, SLAC, 1974-1984; Scientific Associate, CERN 1984-1985; Permanent Staff, SLAC, 1984-2003; Deputy to the Associate Director of Research, SSC Laboratory, 1992-1994; Professor (Research), SLAC, 2004-2010; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.
Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society.
Research Interests Experimental Particle Physics: fundamental symmetries, weak decays of heavy flavor particles, development of silicon vertex detectors and precision tracking.

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Roger H. Miller

Roger H. Miller, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 26
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2870
E-mail: rhm@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.A., 1953, Physics, Princeton University. Ph.D., 1965, Physics, Stanford.
Professional Academic History Damage Control Officer, then Engineering Officer on destroyer, US Navy, 1953-1956; NSF Fellowship, 1957-1959; Research Assistant, Microwave Laboratory, Stanford, 1959-1961; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford; 1961-1974. Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1983-1997; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present.
Research Interests Linear accelerators, wakefield suppression in accelerator structures, injection, positron sources.

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Pierre Noyes

Pierre Noyes, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2665
E-mail: noyes@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education B.A., 1943, Physics, Harvard College. Ph.D., 1950, Theoretical Physics, University of California, Berkeley.
Professional Academic History Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, 1951-1955; Group Leader, General Research, Lawrence Livermore Laboratory, 1955-1962; Consultant, Project Orion, 1958-1960; AVCO Visiting Professor, Cornell University, 1961; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1962-1967; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1967-2002; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2000-present.
Awards and Honors Fulbright, Birmingham, England, 1950 - 1951. Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1979. Founder, Alternative Natural Philosophy Association, and President, 1979 - 1987.
Research Relativistic few-body problem in nuclear and particle physics; foundations of physics; combinatorial hierarchy; BIT-STRING physics: a discrete model for masses, coupling constants, and cosmology from first principles.

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James Paterson

James McEwan Paterson, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 33
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2943
E-mail: jmp@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.S., 1959, Natural Philosophy; Ph.D., 1962, Physics, University of Glasgow, Scotland.
Professional Academic History Research Fellow, University of Glasgow, 1962-1963; Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1963-1968; Senior Research Associate, Harvard University, 1968-1972; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1972-1974; Adjunct Professor and Assistant Director of PEP and SPEAR, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1983-2010; Associate Director of Technical Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1994-2005; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.
Awards and Honors Fellow, American Physical Society.
Research Interests Accelerator R&D with particular emphasis on electron-positron linear colliders.

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Martin Perl

Martin L. Perl, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 78
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2652
E-mail: martin@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: SLAC BaBar
Education B.S., 1948, Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. Ph.D., 1955, Physics, Columbia University.
Professional Academic History Chemical Engineer, General Electric Co., 1948-1950; Graduate Research Assistant in Atomic Physics, Columbia University, 1950-1955; Instructor, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor in Physics Department, University of Michigan, 1955-1963; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1963-2004; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2004-present; Chair of the High-Energy Physics Faculty, SLAC, Stanford, 1991-1997.
Awards and Honors Nobel Prize in Physics, 1995. Wolf Prize in Physics, 1982. Dr. Sc., University of Chicago, 1990. Fellow, American Physical Society. Member, National Academy of Sciences. Member, CERN Scientific Policy Committee, 1990 - 1993. Dr. Sc., Polytechnic University, 1996.
Research Interests Experimental elementary particle physics: electron-positron annihilation physics, tau lepton physics, searches for new elementary particles and phenomena, small liquid drop technology and applications, interaction of science with government and society.

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Charles Prescott

Charles Y. Prescott, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2856
E-mail: prescott@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Enriched Xenon Observatory I
Education B.A., 1961, Physics, Rice University. Ph.D., 1966, California Institute of Technology.
Professional Academic History Research Associate, Synchrotron Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 1966-1970; Assistant Professor, Physics Department, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1970-1971; Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1971-1974; Permanent Staff, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1980; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1980-1984; Professor and Associate Director, Research Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1986-1991; Professor, Physics, SLAC, Stanford, 1984-2006; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2006-present.
Awards and Honors W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1988; National Academy of Sciences, 2001.
Research Interests Experimental particle physics; parity violation in electron scattering experiments in End Station A; nucleon spin structure experiments with polarized electron beams and polarized solid targets; e+e- -> Zo studies with the SLD detector using the polarized electron beams of the SLC; Next Linear Collider detector studies; neutrinoless double beta decay in Xenon.

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Helen Quinn

Helen Quinn, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Director’s Office
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 81
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2713
E-mail: quinn@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Theoretical Physics
Education Ph B.S., 1963, Physics, Stanford University. M.S., 1964, Physics, Stanford University. Ph.D., 1967, Physics, Stanford University. .
Professional Academic History Research Associate, SLAC, 1967-1968; Guest Scientist, DESY, 1968-1970; Honorary Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1971-1972; Assistant Professor, Harvard University, 1972-1976; Associate Professor, Harvard University, 1976-1977; Visiting Scientist, SLAC, 1977-1978; Research Associate, SLAC 1978-1979; Permanent Scientific Staff, 1979-2003; Education Coordinator, SLAC, 1988-1993; Assistant to the Director for Education and Public Outreach, SLAC, 1993-present; Professor, SLAC, 2003-present; President Elect, APS, 2003, President, APS 2004; Chair, SLAC PPA Faculty, 2005-2010; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2010-present.
Awards and Honors Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow, 1974-1978; Fellow of American Physical Society, 1986; Sigma Xi Society National Lecturer, 1991-92; American Academy of Arts and Sciences Fellow, 1998; Dirac Medal (ICTP Trieste), 2000; Honorary Doctor of Sciences, Notre Dame University, 2002; Elected to the National Academy of Sciences, 2003; J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics, 2013.
Research Interests Theoretical particle physics with a focus on phenomenology of the weak interactions, particularly CP violation.

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John Rees

John R. Rees, Professor (Emeritus)

Phone: (650) 926-2422
E-mail: jrr@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.A., 1951; M.S., 1954; Ph.D., 1956, Indiana University.
Professional Academic History Research Fellow, Harvard University, 1956-1965; Lecturer in Physics, Harvard University, 1961-1962; Instructor in Physics, Northeastern University, 1961-1969; Staff Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1965-1969; Senior Research Associate, SLAC, Stanford, 1971-1974; Adjunct Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1974-1982; Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1983-1997; Emeritus Professor (Applied Research), SLAC, Stanford, 1997-present.

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Burton Richter

Burton Richter, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 80
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2601
E-mail: brichter@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Accelerator Physics
Education B.S.,1952; Ph.D., 1956, MIT.
Professional Academic History Research Associate, Stanford, 1956-1960; Assistant Professor, Physics Department, Stanford, 1960-1963; Associate Professor, SLAC, 1963-1967; Professor, SLAC, 1967-2005; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, 2005-present; Technical Director, SLAC, 1982-1984; Paul Pigott Professor, Physical Science, Stanford; Director, SLAC, 1984-1999.
Awards and Honors Loeb Lecturer, Harvard University, 1974. DeShalit Lecturer, Weizmann Institute, 1975. E.O. Lawrence Medal (DOE), 1976. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1976. Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1977. Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Fellow, American Physical Society, and President, 1994. President of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 1999-2002. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Member, European Physical Society. Executive Board International Council for Science (ICSU). Enrico Fermi Award, 2012.
Research Interests Experimental elementary particle physics; advanced accelerator systems; storage rings; linear colliders; energy.

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Richard Taylor

Richard E. Taylor, Professor (Emeritus)

Address: Particle Physics and Astrophysics
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
2575 Sand Hill Road MS 43
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Phone: (650) 926-2417
E-mail: retaylor@SLAC.Stanford.EDU
Group: Linear Collider Detector
Education B.Sc., 1950; M.Sc., 1952, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Ph.D., 1962, Stanford University.
Professional Academic History Boursier, Laboratoire de l'Accélérateur Linéare, Orsay, France, 1958-1961; Physicist, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Berkeley, California, 1961-1962; Experimental Physicist, SLAC, Stanford, 1962-1968; Associate Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1968-1970; Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 1970-2003; Emeritus Professor, SLAC, Stanford, 2003-present; Associate Director, Research Division, SLAC, Stanford, 1982-1986; Lewis M. Terman Professor, 1993-1999.
Awards and Honors Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1982. W.K.H. Panofsky Prize, 1989. Nobel Prize in Physics, 1990. Fellow, Guggenheim Foundation, 1971 - 1972. Fellow, American Physical Society. Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Fellow, Royal Society of Canada. Fellow, Royal Society of London. Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Member, Canadian Association of Physicists. Foreign Associate, National Academy of Science. Recipient of several honorary degrees.

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