Title: Physicist, Researcher
Company: National Institute of Standards and Technology
Location: Broomfield, Colorado, United States
John Hall, Physicist and Researcher at National Institute of Standards and Technology, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of science.
A renowned physicist and influential researcher, Dr. Hall has done excellent work, contributing invaluable insights others will use for generations to come. He has worked with the National Institute of Standards and Technology, formerly the National Bureau Standards, for the majority of his career. Dr. Hall first held the position of postdoctoral research associate with the organization in Washington from 1961 to 1962 before working with the organization in Boulder, CO, as a physicist from 1962 to 1975 and a senior scientist from 1975 to 2004. He has been lauded with the title of senior fellow emeritus since 2005 and has worked as an adjunct professor since 2005. Furthermore, Dr. Hall has lectured at the University of Colorado since 1977 and has been a consultant for numerous firms in the laser industry since 1974 as well as for Los Alamos Science Laboratories from 1963 to 1965.
Interested in radio electronics since he was younger, Dr. Hall had been fortunate enough to have his father’s support. His father, John Ernest Hall, would give him electronics to fix, furthering Dr. Hall’s interest in pursuing physics. He attended Carnegie Mellon University for a number of years earning a Bachelor of Science in physics from in 1956, a Master of Science in physics in 1958 and a Doctor of Philosophy in physics in 1961. Dr. Hall has earned honorary doctoral degrees from various institutions, including Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Moscow, Ohio State University and the University of Paris. Sharing his vast knowledge with others, he has contributed numerous articles to professional journals, holds a patentee in laser technology and has been the editor for Laser Spectroscopy 3 in 1977. Dr. Hall is grateful for his years of schooling and hard work as these factors contributed to him winning a Nobel Peace Prize.
Bettering any organization with which he has been affiliated, Dr. Hall holds membership with the National Academy of Sciences. He has previously been a member of the American Physical Society, winning the Davisson-Germer award in 1988 and the Arthur L. Schawlow prize in 1993. Furthermore, Dr. Hall has been a fellow of the Optical Society of America, serving on the board of directors from 1980 to 1982 winning the Charles H. Townes Award in 1984, the Frederic Ives Medal in 1991 and the Max Born Award in 2002. Additional awards Dr. Hall has received include the Presidential Meritorious Executive Award in 1980 and 2002, the Humboldt Senior Scientist Award of Munich in 1989 and the National Bureau Standards Stratton Award in 1971, among others.
Dr. Hall encourages people to maintain curiosity and explore the world around them as a way to learn about one’s environment as well as oneself. He values community relationships and views children as fundamental resources, hoping they will explore and cultivate interests they will remain passionate about. Dr. Hall learned that in order to achieve outstanding success, he needs to know more than others he works with and take the time to learn what is new in his field. In recognition for his outstanding success, Dr. Hall has been awarded the coveted Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award and has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, Who’s Who in the West and Who’s Who in the World.
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