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physics professor

William Armistead Lanford, American physics professor. Recipient award, University Helsinki, 2003; fellow, Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, 1979-1981. Member American Physical Society (executive committee 1981-1985, vice chairman New York State section 1985-1987, chairman New York State section 1987-1989), American Ceramic Society, Meatll. Society American Institute of Electrical Engineers, History Metallurgy Society.

Background

Lanford, William Armistead was born on November 15, 1944 in Albany. Son of Oscar Erasmus and Caroline (Sherman) Lanford.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Physics, University Rochester, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Rochester, 1972.

Career

Assistant professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1973-1978;associate professor, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1978-1979;associate professor physics, State University of New York, Albany, 1979-1983;professor physics, State University of New York, Albany, since 1983;director accelerator, State University of New York, Albany, 1987-1994;chair, State University of New York, Albany, 1989-1991. International Business Machines Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York, since 1978, Exxon, Annandale, New Jersey, since 1979. Guest researcher Royal Swedish Academy Sciences, 1994-1997.

Achievements

  • Avocations: history of technology, American decoration arts.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Editor Radiation Effects, New York City, 1983-1990, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, 1993, 97, 98, 99. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Member American Physical Society (executive committee 1981-1985, vice chairman New York State section 1985-1987, chairman New York State section 1987-1989), American Ceramic Society, Meatll. Society American Institute of Electrical Engineers, History Metallurgy Society.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: history of technology, American decoration arts.

Connections

Married Cynthia Smith, August 26, 1966 (divorced). Childrne: Catherine, William, Anne, Elijah.

father:
Oscar Erasmus Lanford

mother:
Caroline (Sherman) Lanford

spouse:
Cynthia Smith