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physics professor , science administrator

John Robert Schrieffer, American Physics educator, science administrator. Guggenheim fellow Copenhagen, 1967; Los Alamos National Laboratory fellow; Recipient Comstock prize National Academy Science; Nobel Prize for Physics, 1972; John Ericsson medal American Society Swedish Engineers, 1976; Alumni Achievementaward University of Illinois, 1979; recipient National Medal of Science, 1984; Exxon faculty fellow, 1979-1989.


Schrieffer, John Robert was born on May 31, 1931 in Oak Park, Illinois, United States. Son of John Henry and Louise (Anderson) Schrieffer.


Bachelor of Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1953. Master of Science, University Illinois, 1954. Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1957.

Doctor of Science, University Illinois, 1974. Doctor of Science (honorary), Technology University, Munich, 1968. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Geneva, 1968.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Pennsylvania, 1973. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Cincinnati, 1977. Doctor of Science (honorary), University Tel Aviv, 1987.

Doctor of Science (honorary), University Alabama, 1990.


National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellow University Birmingham, England, Niels Bohr Institute, Copenhagen, 1957—1958. Assistant professor University Chicago, 1958—1959. Assistant professor, then associate professor University Illinois, 1959—1962.

Professor University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1962—1979, Mary Amanda Wood professor physics, 1964—1979. Andrew D. White professor at large Cornell University, 1969—1975. Professor University California, Santa Barbara, 1980—1991, Chancellor's professor, 1984—1991, director Institute for Theoretical Physics, 1984—1989.

University professor Florida State University, Tallahassee, since 1992, University Eminent Scholar professor, since 1995, chief scientist National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, 1992—2004. President's committee National Medal of Science, 1996—1998.



Member President' Committee on National Medal of Science, 1996. Fellow American Physical Society (vice president 1994, president-elect 1995, president 1996, past president 1997, Oliver E. Buckley solid state physics prize 1986). Member NAS (county since 1990), American Academy Arts and Sciences, Council National Academy Science, Royal Danish Academy Sciences and Letters, Academy Science Union of the Soviet Socialist Republics, National Medal Science committee.


Married Anne Grete Thomsen, December 30, 1960. Children: Anne Bolette, Paul Karsten, Anne Regina.

John Henry Schrieffer

Louise (Anderson) Schrieffer

Anne Grete Thomsen

Anne Bolette Schrieffer

Paul Karsten Schrieffer

Anne Regina Schrieffer