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physicist

Thomas Maurice Rice, Irish physicist. Achievements include research in theoretical solid state physics, especially metal-nonmetal transitions, electron-hole liquids in optically pumped semi-conductors, organic conductors and charge and spin density wave states. Recipient Hewlett-Packard prize European Physical Society, 1998, John Bardeen prize, 2000, M2S Conference. Fellow Royal Society; member National Academy of Sciences.

Background

Rice, Thomas Maurice was born on January 29, 1939 in Dundalk, Ireland. Arrived in Switzerland, 1981. Son of James P. and Maureen K. (Quinn) Rice.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1959. Master of Science, University College, Dublin, Ireland, 1960. Doctor of Philosophy, Cambridge University, England, 1964.

Doctor of Science (honorary), National University Ireland, 1989.

Career

Research associate University California, San Diego, 1964—1966. Member technical staff Bell Labs, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1966—1981. Professor physics Eidgenossische Technology Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1981—2004, emeritus professor, since 2004.

Visiting lecturer Eidgenossische Technische Hochschule, Zurich, Switzerland, 1970—1971. Consultant American Telephone & Telegraph Company Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1994—1995. Distinguished visiting professor University Toronto, 1976.

A.C. Fales visiting professor Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, 1982.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in theoretical solid state physics, especially metal-nonmetal transitions, electron-hole liquids in optically pumped semi-conductors, organic conductors and charge and spin density wave states.

Membership

Fellow Royal Society. Member National Academy of Sciences.

Connections

Married Helen D. Spreiter, July 22, 1966. Children: Peter, Susan, Margrit.

father:
James P. Rice

mother:
Maureen K. (Quinn) Rice

spouse:
Helen D. Spreiter

child:
Peter Rice

child:
Susan Rice

child:
Margrit Rice