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John Joseph Hopfield

John Joseph Hopfield, American biophysicist, educator. Trustee Battelle Memorial Institute; Fellow American Physical Society (vice president 2005, Oliver E. Buckley prize 1968, Biological Physics prize 1985); member National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

Background

  • Hopfield, John Joseph was born on July 15, 1933 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Joseph and Helen (Staff) Hopfield.

  • Education

    • AB, Swarthmore College, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, Cornell University, 1958. Doctor of Science (honorary), Swarthmore College, 1992.

    Career

    • Member technical staff ATT Bell Laboratories, 1958-1960, 73-89. Visiting research physicist Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, 1960-1961. Assistant professor, then associate professor physics University California at Berkeley, 1961-1964.

      Professor physics Princeton University, 1964-1980, Eugene Higgins professor physics, 1978-1980. Dickinson professor chemistry and biology California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1980-1996. Howard Prior professor molecular biology Princeton (New Jersey) University, since 1997.

    Membership

    Trustee Battelle Memorial Institute. Fellow American Physical Society (vice president 2005, Oliver E. Buckley prize 1968, Biological Physics prize 1985). Member National Academy of Sciences, American Academy Arts and Sciences, American Philosophical Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.

    Connections

    • Children: Alison, Jessica, Natalie. Married Mary Waltham, 1996.
    • father: John Joseph Hopfield
    • mother: Helen (Staff) Hopfield
    • spouse: Mary Waltham
    • children: Alison Hopfield
    • Jessica Hopfield
    • Natalie Hopfield
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    Nationality
    • 1954
      Swarthmore College
    • 1958
      Cornell University
    • 1992
      Swarthmore College
    • 1958 - 1960
      Member, technical staff ATT Bell Laboratories
    • 1960 - 1961
      visiting research physicist, Ecole Normale Superieure
      Paris, Kentucky, United States
    • 1961 - 1964
      assistant, physics University California at Berkeley
    • 1961 - 1964
      then associate professor, physics University California at Berkeley
    • 1980 - 1996
      Dickinson professor, chemistry and biology California Institute of Technology
      Pasadena, California, United States
    • 1997
      Howard Prior professor, molecular biology Princeton (New Jersey) University
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