Carnegie Mellon University

Department of Physics

Mellon College of Science

Nobel Laureates

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Nobel Medal

Walter Kohn

1998 Nobel Prize in Chemistry (with John Pople) for his development of the density-functional theory

Walter Kohn

*March 9, 1923, Vienna, Austria
April 19, 2016, Santa Barabara, CA

Carnegie Tech, Department of Physics Faculty Member, 1950–59

John L. Hall

1995 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Roy J. Glauber and Theodor W. Häntsch) for the development of laser-based precision spectroscopy

John Hall

*August 21, 1934, Denver, CO


Carnegie Tech, M.S., Department of Physics 1958;
PhD., Department of Physics 1961

Clifford G. Shull

1994 Nobel Prize in Physics (with Bertram N. Brockhouse) for the development of the neutron diffraction technique

Clifford Shull

*September 23, 1915, Pittsburgh, PA
March 31, 2001, Medford, MA

Carnegie Tech, M.S., Department of Physics 1937

Otto Stern

1943 Nobel Prize in Physics the development of the molecular ray method and his discovery of the magnetic moment of the proton

Otto Stern

*February 17, 1888, Zory, Poland
August 17, 1969, Berkeley, CA

Carnegie Tech, Department of Physics Faculty Member, 1933–45

Clinton J. Davisson

1937 Nobel Prize in Physics (with George P. Thomson) for their discovery of the diffraction of electrons by crystals

Clinton Davisson

*October 22, 1881, Bloomington, IL
February 1, 1958, Charlottesville, VA

Carnegie Tech, Department of Physics Faculty Member, 1911–17

National Academy of Sciences

Robert B. Griffiths

Robert Griffiths

*February 25, 1937, Etah, Uttar Pradesh (India)

Elected to NAS 1987
Known for the development of the consistent histories approach to quantum mechanics.

Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University Department of Physics, 1964 – 2014
Otto Stern University Professor of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University
Emeritus Professor

Lincoln Wolfenstein

Lincoln Wolfenstein

*February 10, 1923, Cleveland, OH
March 27, 2015, Oakland, CA

Elected to NAS 1978
J.J. Sakurai Prize of the APS for Theoretical Particle Physics
for his contributions to the theory of weak interactions, particularly CP violation and the properties of neutrinos

Faculty, Carnegie Mellon University Department of Physics, 1948 – 2000
Emeritus Professor, 2000–2015

National and International Awards



Luc Berger

APS Buckley Condensed Matter Prize,
2013



Berger



Markus Deserno

Max-Planck Society (Germany),
Otto-Hahn Medal, 2001



Deserno



Tiziana Di Matteo

Royal Astronomical Society (U.K.),
Michael Penston Prize, 1999



Di Matteo



Randall Feenstra

Alexander von Humboldt Research Award,
2000

AVS Peter Mark Memorial Award, 1989

Feenstra



Sara Majetich

International Research Promotion Council,
Eminent Scientist of the Year, 2004



Majetich



John F. Nagle

Avanti Award in Lipids,
Biophysical Society, 2003




Nagle



Robert F. Sekerka

Minerals, Metals, Materials Society,
Bruce Chalmers Award, 1998

International Association of Crystal Growth,
Frank Price, 1992

Sekerka



Robert H. Swendsen

APS Aneesur Rahman Prize
for Computational Physics, 2014



Swendsen



Stephanie A. Tristram-Nagle

Avanti Award in Lipids,
Biophysical Society, 2003




Tristram-Nagle



Lincoln Wolfenstein (deceased)

APS J.J. Sakurai Prize, 1992



Wolfenstein

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