- D. Allan Bromley
:"See also Allan Bromley, Australian historian of computing."Infobox_Scientist
name = David Allan Bromley
image_width = 150px
birth_date = birth date|1926|5|4|mf=y
birth_place = Westmeath,
death_date = death date and age|2005|2|10|1926|5|4|mf=y
nationality = Canadian-American
University of Rochester Atomic Energy of Canada Yale University Duke University Office of Science and Technology Policy
National Medal of Science(1988)
Born in Westmeath,
Ontario, Canada, he received a Bachelor of Sciencein 1949 and a Master of Sciencein 1950 from Queen's University. He received a M.S. and a Ph.D. degree in Nuclear Physicsin 1952 from the University of Rochester. From 1952 to 1953, he was an Instructor and from 1953 to 1954, he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester. In 1955, he was hired as an Associate Research Officer, Atomic Energy of CanadaLtd. and from 1958 to 1960, he was a Senior Research Officer and Section Head.
In 1960, he moved to the United States to become an Associate Professor of Physics at
Yale University. He became a U.S. citizen in 1970. He was appointed a Professor in 1961 and was Associate Director of the Heavy Ion Accelerator Lab from 1960 to 1963. He was the founder, and from 1963 to 1989, the Director, of Yale's A. W. Wright Nuclear Structure Lab. From 1970 to 1977, he was Chairman of the Physics Department. In 1972, he was appointed the Henry Ford II Professor of Physics and was in this position until 1993. He was then appointed the first Sterling Professor of the Sciences.
He is considered the father of modern
heavy ionscience and carried out pioneering studies on the structure and dynamics of atomic nuclei.
Before being appointed to the Bush Cabinet, he was a member of President
Ronald Reagan's White HouseScience Council. While serving as Bush's science advisor from 1989 to 1993, he pushed for major increases in scientific research funding so that the United States could compete with Japanand Germanyin manufacturing. He also supported the expansion of the high-speed network which eventually became the Internet.
Following his public policy work, he returned to
Yale Universityto serve as Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Engineering from 1994-2000. He continued teaching at Yale until his death.
Over his career, he had many honors including 33 honorary degrees and membership in the United States National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.In 1988, Bromley was awarded the
National Medal of Science.
publication-date=1982 Feb 26
title=The Other Frontiers of Science.
doi = 10.1126/science.215.4536.1035
publication-date=1981 Sep 4
title=Echoes of Toronto.
doi = 10.1126/science.213.4512.1063
publication-date=1981 Jul 10
title=The Fate of the Seed Corn.
doi = 10.1126/science.213.4504.159
publication-date=1980 Jul 4
doi = 10.1126/science.209.4452.110
publication-date=1978 Jun 16
title=Physicists Postpone Visit to Soviet Union.
doi = 10.1126/science.200.4347.1220
* [http://www.eng.yale.edu/sheff/Bromley.htm Biography] at Yale
* [http://www.eng.yale.edu/news/Bromley-obit.htm Obituary] at Yale
* [http://www.aip.org/history/historymatters/bromley.htm History that Matters information]
NAME= Bromley, David Allan
ALTERNATIVE NAMES= Bromley, Allan; Bromley, D. allan
SHORT DESCRIPTION= Canadian-American physicist
DATE OF BIRTH=
May 4, 1926
PLACE OF BIRTH= Westmeath,
DATE OF DEATH=
February 10, 2005
PLACE OF DEATH=
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