James E. Lawler
University of Wisconsin, Madison
"For the elucidation of cathode fall phenomena in glow discharges through the measurement and analysis of spatial variations in the electric field, and for the development of new methods to determine atomic lifetimes and transition probabilities."Background:
Professor James E. (Jim) Lawler received his
B.S. degree in 1973 from the University of Missouri-Rolla and M.S. degree in 1974
and Ph.D. degree in 1978 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW). He was a postdoc at Stanford University in
the joint group of Professors Art Schawlow and Ted Hänsch for 2 years before
returning to UW as faculty member in 1980.
Jim Lawler served as UW Physics Department Chair from 1994 to 1997, won
the International Penning Award in 1995, and was appointed the Arthur and
Aurelia Schawlow Professor of Physics in 1999.
He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the Optical Society of
America, and the
J.Norman Bardsley, M. Raymond Flannery, Richard A. Gottscho, Chun C. Lin, Arthur V. Phelps