Gilbert R. Hoy

Gilbert Hoy

Title: Retired Professor/Eminent Scholar

Location: Norfolk, Virginia, United States

Gilbert Hoy, Retired Professor and Eminent Scholar, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Scientists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in physics education.

Dr. Hoy always had a passion for physics; however, he decided to get into it later in his education. He first earned a Bachelor of Science in general engineering at David and Elkins College in 1954 and then transitioned to physics education upon setting out for a master’s degree. He earned a Master of Science in physics from Cornell University in 1958 and later a PhD at the Carnegie Institute of Technology in 1963. Throughout his work, Dr. Hoy maintained a career in academia and in research. Prior to retiring, he taught at Old Dominion University, and had previously taught at the Centre d’Etudes Nucleaires de Grenoble, Boston University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. As a researcher, he explored scientific concepts at Xerox Corporation, the Carnegie Institute of Technology, the Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Institutes of Health.

In his research, Dr. Hoy became the patent holder for patents on Gamma-ray lasers and is responsible for the development of the Gamma Emission system and method. He maintained professional affiliation with the American Physical Society and Sigma Xi. Dr. Hoy has been the recipient of numerous awards and accolades throughout his career, including grants from the United States Atomic Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the NATO Conference. He received the Oak Ridge Research Participant Award in 1969. Furthermore, Dr. Hoy has been invited to speak at lectures and conferences all over the world, including at the Magnetism Conference in Greece and Mossbauer Frulingsschule in Germany.

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