Monday, April 5, 2010

CREOL: Distinguished Professor of Physics Dr. Myriam P. SarachikLecture,Friday, April 9th, 2010

Dear All,

The Department of Physics is pleased to announce the visit of Distinguished Professor of Physics Dr. Myriam P. Sarachik to our campus. Dr. Sarachik will give a lecture about Nanoscience and Nanotechnology on Friday, April 9th, 2010 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in MAP 260.

About the Speaker,

Born in Antwerp, Belgium, Myriam Sarachik attended primary school in Antwerp and Havana, Cuba and high school at the Bronx High School of Science in New York. She earned a A. B. cum laude from Barnard College in 1954, majoring in physics. After working for a year at the IBM Watson Laboratories at Columbia University, she returned to graduate school to earn a M.S. in 1957 and a Ph.D. in 1960 from Columbia University. In September 1964 she was appointed assistant professor at the City College of the City University of New York. She was promoted to associate professor in 1967, to the rank of professor in 1971, and was designated a Distinguished Professor in 1995, a position which she still occupies. An experimental condensed matter physicist, Sarachik has published extensively in professional journals on her work in superconductivity, disordered metallic alloys, metal-insulator transitions in doped semiconductors, hopping transport in solids, properties of strongly interacting electrons in two dimensions, and spin dynamics in molecular magnets. Following many years' activities on numerous committees and as a Board member, she served as President of the American Physical Society in 2003. Myriam P. Sarachik received the 1995 New York City Mayor's Award for Excellence in Science and Technology, a 2004 Sloan Public Service Award from the Fund for the City of New York, the 2005 Oliver E. Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics, and was chosen the 2005 L'Oreal/UNESCO Award "For Women in Science" for North America. She is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the American Physical Society, a Fellow of the New York Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by Amherst College in 2006.

For more information please contact me at 3-5146 or Dr. Richard Klemm at 2-1160.

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