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Marvin L. Cohen

Date of Birth 03-March-1935
Place of Birth Montreal
(Canada, Urban agglomeration of Montreal, Québec)
Nationality United States of America
Also know as Marvin Cohen
Profession Physicist
Marvin L. Cohen is a Canadian-born American physicist. He is a professor of condensed matter physics and materials science at the University of California, Berkeley. Nobel laureate Robert B. Laughlin studied under John D. Joannopoulos, a student of Cohen's. Cohen received his PhD from the University of Chicago in 1964, under Professor Jim Phillips. He has received the Oliver E. Buckley Prize in 1979, the Julius Edgar Lilienfeld Prize in 1994, and the National Medal of Science in 2001. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and in 2005, he served as President of the American Physical Society. He is noted for studies of materials. From the top down Top physical scientists by h-index: Physics 1. Ed Witten 124 2. Marvin Cohen 102 3. Philip Warren Anderson 102 4. Manuel Cardona 100 5. Pierre-Gilles de Gennes 88

Awards by Marvin L. Cohen

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National Medal of Science for Physical Science
(For his creation and application of a quantum theory for explaining and predicting properties of real materials, which formed the basis for semiconductor physics and nanoscience.)