Prize Recipient

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Luc Berger
Carnegie Mellon University


"For predicting spin-transfer torque and opening the field of current-induced control over magnetic nanostructures."


Luc Berger 1933-May-02 Emeritus professor of Physics Carnegie Mellon University 5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, PA 15213 B.Sc., Mathematical Sciences, U. of Lausanne, 1955. Ph.D., Physics, U. of Lausanne, 1960. Postdoctoral research fellowship of Swiss National Science Foundation, at Carnegie Mellon U., 1960-61. Instructor, Carnegie Mellon University, 1961-63. Assistant Prof. of Physics, CMU, 1963-67. Associate Prof. of Physics, CMU, 67-73. Visiting Associate Prof. of Physics, UCLA, 1973-74. Professor of Physics, CMU, 1974-95. Emeritus Prof. of Physics, 1995-. American Physical Society. IEEE life member. IEEE Magnetics Society.

Selection Committee:

Philip B. Allen, Chair; J. Borchers; C.L. Kane; B.I. Halperin; Z.X. Shen