Student, Queen's University, 1946—1949. Master of Science, University Chicago, 1952. Doctor of Philosophy, University Chicago, 1954.
Doctor of Science (honorary), Brown University, 1997.
Research associate Institute Nuclear Studies, University Chicago, 1954. Member technical staff Radio Corporation of America Laboratories, Princeton, New Jersey, 1954-1961, head Plasma Physics Group, 1961-1963. Director research Radio Corporation of America Research Laboratories, Tokyo, 1963-1967.
Head General Research Group, Princeton, 1967-1969. University professor, professor engineering Brown University, 1969-1994, dean Graduate School, 1974-1976, dean faculty and academy affairs, 1976-1978, provost, dean faculty, 1978-1986, provost, 1986-1990, professor physics, 1990-1994, professor engineering research, 1994—2002, provost emeritus, since 1990, university professor emeritus, since 1994, professor engineering and physics emeritus, since 1994. Consultant Radio Corporation of America Corporation, 1969-1977.
Visiting scientist Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1983-1984. Chairman committee materials for radiation detection devices National Academy of Sciences, 1971-1974. Chairman visiting committee University Pennsylvania, 1977-1983, Vanderbilt University, 1977-1981.
Member visiting committee Emory University, 1981, University Miami, 1990, Northwestern University, 1991, University North Carolina, Greensboro, 1992. Board directors Center Research Libraries, 1981-1987, chairman, 1983-1984. Member board overseers Fermilab, 1983-1999, chairman, 1989-1994.
Trustee Online Computer Library Center, Dublin, Ohio, 1993-2004, vice chairman, 2002-2004. Director Manisses Communications Group, Providence, 1993-2004. director Lifespan Corporation, Providence, 1994-2000, NELINET, Southbridge, Massachusetts, 2005-2007.
President Jewish Center, Princeton, 1962-1963. Vice president cultural and educational affairs Jewish Community Center, Tokyo, 1965-1967. Member Bureau Jewish Education, Rhode Island, since 1974, vice president, 1975-1980.
Vice president Jewish Federation Rhode Island, 1980-1983. Trustee Miriam Hospital, 1979-1985, 87-2003, chairman, 1993-1997. Vice president Jewish Srs.
Agency Rhode Island, 1998-2000, president, 2000-2003. Chairman World Affairs Council Rhode Island, 1999-2007. President Tamarisk, Inc., 2003-2005.
Fellow Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, American Physical Society. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Engineering Education, New York Academy of Sciences, Phi Beta Kappa (president Rhode Island Alpha chapter 1993-1996), Sigma Xi.
Married Yetta Leich, December 18, 1949. Children: Howard David, Roslynn Sue, Marcie Annual.