Prize Recipient

FreedJack Herschel Freed
Cornell University


"For his development of new magnetic resonance methods and theory, including computational algorithms for the stochastic Liouville equation, time-domain ESR methods for the study of molecular dynamics in liquids, applications of ESR to surface science, and the discovery of nuclear spin-waves in spin-polarized H atoms."


Dr. Jack Freed received his BE degree from Yale University in 1958 and his Ph.D. in 1962 from Columbia University with Professor G. K. Fraenkel. During 1962-63, Dr. Freed was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Cambridge University. He has been a member of the faculty at Cornell University since 1963.

He is a Fellow of The American Physical Society, the American Chemical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Freed has served on the Board of Editors for three scientific journals in chemistry and physics, been named as a fellow with the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, and received the Buck-Whitney Award of the ACS, the Bruker Award of the Chemical Society, UK, and the Gold Medal Award of the International Electron Spin Resonance Society.

Selection Committee:

George C. Schatz (Chair), Howard Reiss, George Benedek ('95 Recipient), William Klemperer (Vice Chair), Donald H. Levy