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Theodore Henry Geballe

Theodore Henry Geballe, American physics educator, communications technology consultant. Recipient Bernd Matthias Memorial award, 1989; Guggenheim fellow, 1974-1975. Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Fellow American Physical Society (Oliver E. Buckley solid state physics prize 1970); member National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Geballe, Theodore Henry was born on January 20, 1920 in San Francisco, California, United States. Son of Oscar and Alice (Glaser) Geballe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University California, Berkeley, 1941. Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry, University California, Berkeley, 1950.

    Career

    • Research associate Low Temperature Laboratory, University California at Berkeley, 1949-1951. Member staff Bell Telephone Laboratory, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1952-1984, head low temperature physics department, 1958-1967, research consultant, 1967-1983. Professor applied physics Stanford University, since 1967, Theodore and Sidney Rosenberg professor applied physics, since 1978, chairman, 1975-1978, director Center Material Research, professor emeritus, since 1988.

      Staff Bell Communications Research, since 1984.

    Membership

    Served to captain Army of the United States, 1941-1946. Fellow American Physical Society (Oliver E. Buckley solid state physics prize 1970). Member National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Chemical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Married Frances C. Koshland, October 19, 1941. Children: Gordon, Alison, Adam, Monica Ruth, Jennifer, Ernest.
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    • 1941
      University California
    • 1950
      University California
    • 1949 - 1951
      Research associate, Low Temperature Laboratory
    • 1952 - 1984
      member, staff Bell Telephone Laboratory
      New Jersey, United States
    • 1984
      staff Bell Communications Research
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