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Name  Marvin Cohen

Role  Physicist
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Books  Electronic structure and optical properties of semiconductors
Education  University of Chicago (1964), University of California, Berkeley (1957)
Awards  Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada, National Medal of Science for Physical Science
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Marvin L. Cohen (born Montreal on March 3, 1935) is a Canadian-born Professor of materials science at the University of California, Berkeley. Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin studied under John D. Joannopoulos, a student of Cohen's.


Cohen received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1964, under Professor Jim Phillips. He has received the Oliver E. Buckley Prize in 1979, the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize in 1994, the National Medal of Science in 2001, and the Dickson Prize in Science in 2011. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2005, he served as President of the American Physical Society. He is noted for studies of materials, especially semiconductors, which are the basis for computers and Internet lasers

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1. Ed Witten 124 (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton)
2. Marvin Cohen 102 (University of California, Berkeley)
3. Philip Warren Anderson 102 (Princeton University)
4. Manuel Cardona 100 (Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Stuttgart, Germany)
5. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 88 (ESPCI, Paris)

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Selected works

  • Looking back and ahead in condensed matter physics, Physics Today, June 2006.
  • Novel materials from theory, Nature, Vol. 338, 1989, p. 291.
  • Predicting new solids and superconductors, Science, Vol. 234, 1986, p. 549.
  • with Volker Heine, James C. Phillips: Quantum mechanics of materials, Scientific American, June 1982.
  • References

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