Emeritus Experimentalist

Dmitry Budker

Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School

Dmitry Budker received his Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley in 1993 and was a postdoctoral researcher at the University until his faculty appointment in 1995. Born in the former USSR, Budker was a student at the Novosibirsk State University from 1980 until 1985, when he received an equivalent to MS with honors from the Department of Physics. He then served as a junior researcher at the Institute of Nuclear Physics, where he conducted research on laser spectroscopy of atoms. In 1994, Budker received the American Physical Society Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Research in Atomic,...

Herbert Steiner

Professor Emeritus

Herbert Steiner received his B.S. in Engineering Physics in 1951 and his Ph.D. in Physics in January 1956, both from the University of California, Berkeley. From 1956 to 1960 he was a research physicist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and a lecturer in the Berkeley Department of Physics. After a year as a Guggenheim and Ford Foundation Fellow at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland he joined the Berkeley Physics faculty in 1961. He served as chairman of the Physics Department from 1992 to 1995. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and the recipient of an Alexander von...

John Clarke

Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School

John Clarke received his B.A. (1964), Ph.D. (1968), and Sc.D. (2005) from Cambridge University. After a postdoctoral fellowship at UC Berkeley, he joined the Physics faculty in 1969. He received the Distinguished Teaching Award in 1983. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of London, the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the Institute of Physics (UK). He has been a Sloan Foundation Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow and a Miller Professor. In 1987, he was named California Scientist of the Year and was awarded the Fritz London Prize for research...

Alex Zettl

Professor Emeritus of the Graduate School

Alex Zettl received his B.A. from UC Berkeley in 1978 and his Ph.D. from UCLA in 1983. He joined the Physics Department faculty at UC Berkeley in 1983. Currently he is Professor of Physics at UC Berkeley, Senior Scientist at LBNL, and Member of the Kavli Energy NanoSciences Institute at Berkeley. Awards and Honors include Presidential Young Investigator Award (1984-89), Sloan Foundation Fellowship (1984-86), IBM Faculty Development Award (1985-87), and Miller Professorship (1995), Lucent Technologies Faculty Award (1996), Fellow of the American Physical Society (1999), Lawrence Berkeley...

Peter Yu

Professor Emeritus

Peter Yu received his B.Sc from the Univ. of Hong Kong in 1967 and the Ph.D. in Physics from Brown in 1972. After doing postdoctoral work at Berkeley between 1971-73, he joined the IBM T. J. Watson Research Center as a research staff member. He returned to Berkeley as a faculty member in 1979. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been a Guggenheim Fellow and Miller Professor.

Research Interests

My research interest has been in experimental studies of the physics of semiconductors. I am particularly interested in problems relevant to device application of...

Mark Strovink

Professor Emeritus

Mark Strovink, Ph.D. 1970 (Princeton). Joined UC Berkeley faculty in 1973 (Professor since 1980). Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society; served as program advisor for Fermilab (chair), SLAC (chair), Brookhaven, and the U.S. Department of Energy; served as D0 Physics Coordinator (1997 and 1998).

Research Interests

After 40 years in elementary particle physics, in late 2004 I turned my attention to the unexplained force that accelerates the universe's expansion. As an experimentalist, I am interested in understanding how best to standardize Type Ia supernovae (SNe) as...

George Smoot III

Professor Emeritus

George Smoot received his Ph.D. in Physics from M.I.T. in 1970 and was a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. before moving to UC Berkeley in 1971. Honors include: NASA Medal for Exceptional Science Achievement, Kilby Award, Lawrence Award, Nobel Prize in Physics 2006.

Research Interests

2006 Nobel Prize winner-Experimental Astrophysicist George Smoot is an active researcher in observational astrophysics and cosmology. Smoot’s group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley is observing our galaxy and the cosmic background radiation that is a...

James Siegrist

Professor Emeritus

Professor Siegrist received his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1979. He joined the UCB Faculty in 1988. He has served as the Director of the Physics Division at LBNL since 1996.

Research Interests

Professor Siegrist has worked since the late 1980's on the physics of electroweak symmetry breaking. Current work centers on the ATLAS experiment at CERN. Recent physics interests include the Dark Matter searches using the ATLAS experiment, and applications of instrumentation to problems in nuclear energy, especially non-proliferation.

Current Projects
The current ATLAS...

Yuen-Ron Shen

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1963; Berkeley faculty since 1964; Principal Investigator, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory since 1967; Member, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, Academia Sinica; Fellow, American Physical Society, and Optical Society of America, Sloan Fellow, 1966-68; Guggenheim Fellow, 1972-73; Miller Professor, 1975, 1981; Alexander von Humboldt Award, 1984; C.H. Townes Award, 1986; A.L. Schawlow Prize, 1992; Max Planck Research Prize, 1996; F. Isakson Prize, 1998; Dept. of Energy Award for Outstanding Scientific Accomplishments in Solid...

Charles Shank

Professor Emeritus

Professor in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences and Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, born 1943; B.S. (1965), M.S. (1966), Ph.D. (1969) in Electrical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley; AT&T Bell Laboratories: Member of Technical Staff (1969-76), Head, Quantum Physics & Electronics Research Department (1976-83), Director, Electronics Research Laboratory, (1983-89); R.W. Wood Prize (1981); Franklin Institute Edward Longstreth Medal (1982); IEEE Morris E. Leeds Award (1983); Regent’s Lecturer, University of California (1984);...