Robert Coleman Richardson


Robert Coleman Richardson

Infobox_Scientist
name = Robert Coleman Richardson



birth_date = birth date and age|1937|6|26
birth_place =
death_date =
death_place =
residence = United States
nationality = United States
field = Physics
work_institution = Duke

Cornell

alma_mater = Virginia Tech

Duke

known_for = discovering superfluidity in helium-3
prizes = Nobel Prize in Physics (1996)
footnotes =

Robert Coleman Richardson (born June 26, 1937 in Washington D.C.) is an American experimental physicist whose area of research includes sub-millikelvin temperature studies of helium-3. Richardson, along with David Morris Lee, as senior researchers, and then graduate student Douglas Osheroff, shared the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physics for their 1972 discovery of the property of superfluidity in helium-3 atoms in the Cornell University Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics. [cite journal
last = Osheroff
first = DD
coauthors = RC Richardson, DM Lee
title = Evidence for a New Phase of Solid He3
journal = Physical Review Letters
volume = 28
issue = 14
pages = 885–888
publisher = American Physical Society
date = 1972-04-03
accessdate =
doi = 10.1103/PhysRevLett.28.885
] [cite journal
last = Osheroff
first = DD
authorlink =
coauthors = WJ Gully, RC Richardson, DM Lee
title = New Magnetic Phenomena in Liquid He3 below 3mK
journal = Physical Review Letters
volume = 29
issue = 14
pages = 920–923
publisher = American Physical Society
date = 1972-10-02
accessdate =
doi = 10.1103/PhysRevLett.29.920
] [cite web
authorlink = Nobelprize.org
coauthors =
title = The Nobel Prize in Physics 1996
work = The Nobel Prize in Physics
publisher = Nobel Foundation
date = 2007
url = http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1996/index.html
accessdate = 2007-08-05
]

He is currently the Floyd Newman Professor of Physics and Vice Provost for Research at Cornell University, although he no longer operates a laboratory. His past experimental work focused on using Nuclear Magnetic Resonance to study the quantum properties of liquids and solids at extremely low temperatures.

Richardson attended Virginia Tech and received a B.S. in 1958 and a M.S. in 1960. He received his PhD from Duke University in 1965.

He is an Eagle Scout. There are four known eagle scouts among the Nobel Prize laureates: Frederick Reines, in addition to Richardson, for physics, and Peter Agre and Dudley R. Herschbach for chemistry.

ee also

*Cryogenics
*Condensed matter physics
*Timeline of low-temperature technology

References

External links

* [http://www.physics.cornell.edu/profpages/Richardson.htm Cornell webpage]
* [http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1996/index.html 1996 Nobel Physics winners]
* [http://nobelprize.org/physics/laureates/1996/richardson-autobio.html Nobel autobiography]
* [http://www.vega.org.uk/video/programme/34 Freeview video Interview with Robert Richardson by the Vega Science Trust]

Persondata
NAME= Richardson, Robert Coleman
ALTERNATIVE NAMES=
SHORT DESCRIPTION= American physicist
DATE OF BIRTH= 26 June 1937
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