Pakistan Academy of Sciences

Promoting Science, Technology and Innovation for Socio-economic development

R. J. Petersen

R. J. Petersen
Current Position Department of Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado 80309-0390, USA Phone No. (303) 492-1686
Born in Everet, Washington DC USA in 10/10/1939 Year Elected 1996
Email [email protected]
Education
University of Washington, USA: BS, magna cum laude, 1961, Ph.D., 1966.
Positions Held
Professor of Physics and of International Affairs, former Interim Vice Chancellor for Research, University of Colorado Boulder, USA; Visiting Professor, University of Copenhagen, Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark, University of Tokyo, Japan and University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Various ranks, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1970-present; Research Faculty Member, Yale University, USA, 1968-1970; Instructor, Princeton University, USA, 1966-1968.
Awards
Fellowships / Memberships
Fellow, American Physical Society; Foreign Fellow, Pakistan Academy of Sciences; Fellow, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science; Jefferson Science Fellow, US Department of State. Member, American Physical Society, American Nuclear Society; Member, Long Range Plan Panel, Nuclear Sciences Advisory Committee, 1992; Member, US National Science Foundation (NSF), Physics Division Committee of Visitors, 1994, 1997; Chairman, Nuclear Physics Laboratory, 1980-81, 1988-89, 1994-96; Chairman, LAMPF User Group, 1992-93; Program Director, Intermediate Energy Physics, Physics Division, NSF, 1978-79; Member, International Conference on Nuclear Science and Technology, Turkey, 2nd & 3rd International conferences on Nuclear and Radiation Science, Kazakhstan, and others.
Research Area
InExperimental Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Exotic Fission Mechanisms, High Energy Nuclear Reactions with Mesons and Light Ions.
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