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Robert Pohl

Goldwin Smith Professor of Physics Emeritus

Robert Pohl

Clark Hall, Room 331

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.


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


  • Physics


  • Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics (LASSP)


Pohls Einführung in die Physik, Band. 1 : Mechanik, Akustik und Wärmelehre, 21. ed., K.Lueders und R.O.Pohl, Hrsg.

Also its english translation: Pohls Introduction to Physics, vol.1 : Mechanics, Acoustics and Thermodynamics , K.Lueders and R.O.Pohl, eds. 

Pohls Einführung in die Physik, Band.2 : Elektizitaetslehre und Optik, 24.ed. , K.Lueders und R.O.Pohl, Hrsg..

Also its english translation: Pohls Introduction to physis, vol.2 : Electrodynamics and Optics, K.Lueders and R.O.Pohl eds.  

All four volumes published by Springer Heidelberg, Vol. 1 contains 77 Videos of experimenta, vol. 2 41.