Barry R. Holstein

Title: Physicist

Location: Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts, United States

Barry Holstein, Physicist, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics education.

Dr. Holstein became enamored with the field of physics after opening the physics books his father, Edgar Holstein, left in his bedroom. At an early age, Dr. Holstein spent time reading the books cover to cover, which later helped inform his decision to pursue the field of study in his own academic pursuits. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in physics from the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1965 and continued at the institution to receive a Master of Science and a PhD in 1967 and 1969, respectively. Enjoying his time in academia, Dr. Holstein became an educator in hopes to inspire the same passion for the field he has for his students.

The same year he acquired his doctorate degree, Dr. Holstein began teaching as a physics instructor at Princeton University. He remained in this position until 1971, where he then joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts as an assistant professor of physics. In 1979, he was made an associate professor of physics, and in 1979, was recognized with a full professorship in the subject. He has enjoyed teaching physics throughout the years as it has allowed him to delve further into the field of science. His achievements in the field include advanced research in CP violation, symmetries in weak interactions, chiral symmetry applications, finite temperature field theory, and hadronie parity violation. In addition, he has served as the program officer for Theoretical Physics with the National Science Foundation and has been involved with the Meson Production Facility, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Bates Electron Accelerator, TRIUMF and Princeton University as a visiting fellow.

Dr. Holstein has been recognized for his work on a number of occasions, including as a grantee of the National Science Foundation and as an Alexander von Humboldt Senior Fellow. Most recently, in 2019, he was honored for more than 50 years of work in the field with the APS Fiscbok Nuclear Theory Prize. Dr. Holstein is also the author of Weak Interactions in Nuclei, Dynamics of the Standard Model, Topics in Advanced Quantum Mechanics, and has contributed to numerous articles, journals and papers. He has maintained membership with the American Physical Society, the Division of Nuclear Physics and the American Association of Physics Teachers.

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