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Robert Redwine

Professor of Physics and Director of Bates Linear Accelerator Center at Massachusetts Institute of Technology

About Me

Professor Redwine is a Professor of Physics at the MIT Department of Physics, and Director of MIT's Bates Linear Accelerator Center. Prior to that, he was MIT's Dean for Undergraduate Education. He received his A.B. degree from Cornell University in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Physics from Northwestern University in 1973. Following postdoctoral positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and at the University of Berne in Switzerland, he was appointed to the permanent scientific staff at Los Alamos in 1977. He joined the faculty at MIT in 1979 and has remained there since, with the exception of a sabbatical year at Rutgers University and Princeton University in 1988-89. He served as Director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT from 1992 to 2000. Professor Redwine's research is in the area of experimental medium energy nuclear physics, especially the study of the structure of protons, neutrons, and light nuclei. The scientific questions have to do with investigating Quantum Chromodynamics (the theory of the strong interaction which holds atomic nuclei together) in the regime corresponding to most existing nuclear matter and with understanding the transition from meson-nucleon degrees of freedom to quark-gluon degrees of freedom. He has also carried out key experiments involving low-energy tests of weak interactions. Professor Redwine's research has been performed at a number of accelerators in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, and Japan.

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