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Steven Elliot Koonin

Steven Elliot Koonin, American federal agency administrator, physicist, educator. Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society (chairman division nuclear physics 1988-1989, exec board directors 1994-1996), American Academy Arts and Sciences; member: National Academy of Sciences, Trilateral Commission, Council Foreign Relations.

Background

  • Koonin, Steven Elliot was born on December 12, 1951 in Brooklyn.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy in Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1975.

    Career

    • Assistant professor theoretical physics California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1975-1978, associate professor, 1978-1981, professor, 1981—2004, provost, 1995—2004. Chief scientist BP plc, London, 2004—2009. Under secretary for science United States Department Energy, Washington, since 2009.

      Consultant Institute for Defense Analysis, MITRE Corporation, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Science Applications International Corporation.

    Works

    • Author: Computational Physics, 1985, Computational Nuclear Physics, volunteer 1, 1991, volunteer 2, 1993.

    Membership

    Fellow: American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society (chairman division nuclear physics 1988-1989, exec board directors 1994-1996), American Academy Arts and Sciences. Member: National Academy of Sciences, Trilateral Commission, Council Foreign Relations.

    Connections

    • Married; 3 children.
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    Born December 12, 1951
    (age 65)
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