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Robert Marshall White

Robert Marshall White was American physicist, educator, government official, consultant. Recipient Alexander von Humboldt prize, Federal Republic of Germany, 1981.

Background

  • White, Robert Marshall was born on October 2, 1938 in Reading, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Carl M. and Miriam E. White.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Stanford University, 1964.

    Career

    • Visiting scientist Osaka (Japan) University, 1963. National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University California, Berkeley, 1965-1966. Assistant professor physics Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, 1966-1970.

      National Science Foundation senior postdoctoral fellow Cambridge University, England, 1970-1971. Manager solid state research area XEROX Palo Alto Research Center, 1971-1978, manager storage technical, 1978-1983, principal scientist, 1983-1984. Vice president research and technical Control Data Corporation Data Storage Products Group, Minneapolis, 1984-1986.

      Chief technical officer, vice president research and engineering Control Data Corporation, 1986-1989. Vice president, director advanced computer technologies Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation, Austin, Texas, 1989-1990. Undersecretary of commerce for technical Department Commerce, Washington, 1990-1993.

      Professor, head department elec.l and computer engineering Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, 1993-1999, professor, director Data Storage Systems Center, 1999—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004. Consultant professor materials science & engineering Stanford University, since 2004. Visiting scientist Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, 1976-1978, University Pernambuco, Brazil, 1978, Max Planck Institute, Stuttgart, 1981.

      Consultant professor applied physics Stanford University, 1982-1993. Adjunct professor department physics University Minnesota, 1987-1989. Board directors Foundation National Medals Science and Technology, Scientists and Engineers America, Silicon Graphics, STMicroelectronics, ENSCO.

      Science advisory board Data Storage Institute, Singapore, 2002-2006. Advisory board Pacific Enterprise Capital, LLC. Member National Advisory Committee on Semicondrs., 1990-1992, Manufacturing Forum, 1991, National Critical Technologies Panel, 1990-1991.

    Works

    • Quantum Theory of Magnetism
    • "Quantum Theory of Magnetism" is the only book that deals with the phenomenon of magnetism from the point of view of "linear response".
    • Quantum Theory of Magnetism
    • "Quantum Theory of Magnetism" is the only book that deals with the phenomenon of magnetism from the point of view of "linear response".

    Membership

    Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (distinguished lecturer Magnetics Society, member editorial board SPECTRUM, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Distinguished Public Service award 1993), American Physical Society (George E. Pake prize 2004). Member National Academy of Engineering, National Research Council (member national materials advisory board, chairman committee magnetic materials 1984, material science and engineering, vice chairman International Union of Pure and Applied Physics commission on magnetism), Conference Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (advisory committee 1976-1978, 80-95, program committee 1973-1975, chairman 1981, chairman Intermag. Conference 1991), International Conference Magnetism (program chairman 1985).

    Connections

    • Married Sara Tolles; children: Victoria, Jonathan.
    • father: Carl M.
    • mother: Miriam E. White
    • spouse: Sara Tolles
    • children: Victoria White
    • Jonathan White
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    • 1960
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    • 1964
      Stanford University
    • 1963
      Visiting scientist, Osaka (Japan) University
    • 1965 - 1966
      National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow, University California
      Berkeley, California, United States
    • 1966 - 1970
      assistant, professor physics Stanford University
      Palo Alto, California, United States
    • 1970 - 1971
      National Science Foundation senior, postdoctoral fellow Cambridge University
      England, Arkansas, United States
    • 1984 - 1986
      vice president, research and technical Control Data Corporation Data Storage Products Group
      Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
    • 1986 - 1989
      chief technical officer, research and engineering Control Data Corporation
    • 1986 - 1989
      vice president, research and engineering Control Data Corporation
    • 1989 - 1990
      vice president, advanced computer technologies Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1989 - 1990
      director, advanced computer technologies Microelectronics & Computer Technology Corporation
      Austin, Texas, United States
    • 1990 - 1993
      undersecretary of commerce for technical Department Commerce
      Washington, United States
    • 1993 - 1999
      professor, department elec.l and computer engineering Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1993 - 1999
      head, department elec.l and computer engineering Carnegie Mellon University
      Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 2004
      consultant, professor materials science & engineering Stanford University
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