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Robert Pohl

Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus

Clark Hall, Room 331
1.Physikalisches Institut
rop2@cornell.edu
607-255-3303

Educational Background

B.A., 1951, Physics, University of Freiburg, Germany. MS., 1955, Physics, University of Erlangen, Germany. Ph.D., 1957, Physics, University of Erlangen, Germany. Research Associate, Erlangen University, 1957-58. Research Associate, Physics, Cornell University, 1958-60. Assistant Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1960-63; Associate Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1963-68; Professor, Physics, Cornell University, 1968-2000; Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus, Cornell University, 2000-present. Visiting appointments at: University of Aachen, University of Stuttgart, University of Munich, University of Konstanz, University of Regensburg, University of Canterbury, Tongji University; Nuclear Research Center, Julich, Germany. Fellow, American Physical Society; Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science; Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1999. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellow 1973-74; Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, 1980-81; Oliver E. Buckley Prize, 1985; Fellow, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1988; Fellow, International Thermal Conductivity Conferences, 1989.

Overview

Experimental investigations on lattice and heat transport in crystalline and amorphous solids; crystal growth; cryogenic techniques; problems involving energy

Departments/Programs

  • Physics

Affiliations

  • Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP)

Publications

I am currently working on the English edition of the Introductory Physics Textbooks by my father, Robert Wichard Pohl: 

Vol.I  “ Mechanics, Acoustics, and Thermodynamics

Vol. II  : Electricity  and Optics

To appear by the end of the year,  by Springer/Berlin, the publisher of all previous  German editions.