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Robert J. Birgeneau Receives The Karl T. Compton Medal For Leadership In Physics

A Toronto native, Birgeneau received his bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Toronto in 1963 and his Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1966. He was a member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories from 1968 to 1975, and then joined the physics faculty at M.I.T. He was named Chair of the Physics Department in 1988 and Dean of Science in 1991. He became the 14th president of the University of Toronto in 2000 and has served as the ninth chancellor of the University of California, Berkeley since September 2004. At Berkeley, Birgeneau holds faculty appointments in the Departments of Physics and Materials Science and Engineering in addition to serving as Chancellor. He was elected to membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London, the American Philosophical Society, and other scholarly societies. He has received many awards for teaching and for his research on the fundamental properties of materials.

About the Compton Medal

The Karl Taylor Compton Medal for Leadership in Physics was established by the American Institute of Physics in 1957 to recognize distinguished physicists who have made outstanding contributions to physics through outstanding statesmanship in science. The award is named for Karl Taylor Compton in honor of his service to the physics community. Intended primarily for U.S. physicists, the award is given every four years and consists of a medal, a certificate, and a cash award of $10,000. The award is supported by a restricted/endowed fund.

About AIP

The American Institute of Physics (AIP) is an organization of 10 physical science societies, representing more than 135,000 scientists, engineers, and educators. As one of the world's largest publishers of scientific information in physics, AIP employs innovative publishing technologies and offers publishing services for its Member Societies. AIP's suite of publications includes 15 journals, three of which are published in partnership with other organizations; magazines, including its flagship publication Physics Today; and the AIP Conference Proceedings series. Through its Physics Resources Center, AIP also delivers valuable services and expertise in education and student programs, science communications, government relations, career services for science and engineering professionals, statistical research, industrial outreach, and the history of physics and other sciences.

Contact: Charles E. Blue American Institute of Physics+1 301-209-3091 (office)+1 202-236-6324 (cell) cblue@aip.org

SOURCE American Institute of Physics

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