Student, Norwich University, 1945. Diplome, University Paris, 1952. Master of Arts, Columbia University, 1956.
Doctor of Philosophy in Physics, Columbia University, 1961.
Instructor, Columbia University, New York City, 1959-1964; senior research associate, deputy director Nevis laboratories, Columbia University, 1964-1970; physics program director, National Science Foundation, Washington, 1970-1971; head physics section, National Science Foundation, 1971-1975; deputy director division physics, National Science Foundation, 1975-1977; director division, National Science Foundation, 1977-1991; director division international programs, National Science Foundation, 1991-1997; director division physics, National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia, 1997-1998; science adviser to, Amb. to United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, 1979-1981; assistant director mathematics and physical science, National Science Foundation, 1983-1985; deputy assistant secretary general, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, 1986-1988.
Served with Signal Corps Army of the United States, 1946. Fellow American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Physical Society. Member Sigma Xi.
Married Renate M. Hoffmann, May 29, 1964. Children: Oliver, Adrian, Roland.