Prize Recipient

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Victor John Emery
Brookhaven National Laboratory


"For fundamental contribution to the theory of interacting electrons in one dimension."


Educational Background: 1954 University of London, B.Sc. Mathematics, first class honors 1957 University of Manchester, Ph.D. Theoretical Physics

Professional Experience: 1957-1959 Research Associate, Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge Apr-Sept 1959 Research Associate, A.E.R.E., Harwell, England 1959-1960 Harkness Fellow, University of California, Berkeley 1960-1963 Lecturer, University of Birmingham, England 1963-1964 Visiting Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley 1964-1966 Associate Physicist, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1966-1972 Physicist: Permanent Tenure, 1967 1972-Present Senior Physicist 1973-1977 Group Leader, Cryogenics 1975-1984 Group Leader, Solid State Theory 1983-1985 Scientific Program Head, High Flux Beam Reactor 1984-1985 Chairman, High Flux Beam Reactor, Program Advisory Committee 1987-Present Chairman, High Temperature Superconductivity Task Force 1995-Present Group Leader, Solid State Theory

Professional Activities and Honors: Visiting Professorships: University of Sussex, England, 1967 NORDITA, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1971-1972 University of Paris, Orsay, France: Professor Associe, 1976, 1981, 1985-1986 Stevens Institute of Technology: Adjunct Professor, 1966-1975 McMaster University, Canada: Guest Lecturer, 1983-1987 University of Utrecht, The Netherlands: Kramers Professor, 1991 Buckley Prize, American Physical Society, 2001

American Physical Society: Fellow, 1976 Member, Buckley Prize Committee, 1985-1987 Member, Executive Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, 1991-1994 Chairman, Fellowship Committee, Division of Condensed Matter Physics, 1994 Divisional Associate Editor, Physical Review Letters, 1992-1995

Consultant: Schlumberger-Doll Research, 1982-1984 Bell Communications Research, 1988-1991

Selected Key Publications: Kivelson, S.A. and Emery, V.J. Electronic phase separation and high temperature superconductors, in Strongly Correlated Electronic Materials: The Los Alamos Symposium 1993, edited by K.S. Bedell, Z. Wang, D.E. Meltzer, A.V. Balatsky, and E. Abrahams, Editors, (Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1994), pp. 619-656. Emery, V.J. and Kivelson, S.A. Superconductivity in bad metals. Phys. Rev. Lett. 74, 3253-3256 (1995). Chayes, L., Emery, V.J., Kivelson, S.A., Nussinov, Z., and Tarjus, G. Avoided critical behavior in a uniformly frustrated system. Physica A 225, 129-153 (1996). Emery, V.J., Kivelson, S.A., and Zachar, O. Spin-gap proximity effect mechanism of high temperature superconductivity. Phys. Rev. B 56, 6120-6147 (1997). Kivelson, S.A., Fradkin, E., and Emery, V.J. Electronic liquid crystal phases of a doped mott insulator. Nature 393, 550 (1998).

Selection Committee:

Sankar Das Sarma (Chair), Cherry Ann Murray, Sidney Robert Nagel ('99 Recipient), Steven M Girvin (Vice Chair), Paul M Chaikin