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Karl A. van Bibber

Department Chair
Professor
Email: 
karl.van.bibber@nuc.berkeley.edu
Office: 
4153 Etcheverry Hall
Phone: 
510-642-3477
Fax: 
510-643-9685
Education: 

Ph.D.  Physics, MIT (1976)    
Ph.D. Thesis – “Study of the Gamma Deexcitation Following Deep Inelastic Scattering of  16O with27Al”  (Advisor – Stephen G. Steadman)
B.S. Mathematics, MIT (1972)

Teaching and Research: 

Nuclear physics in high energy density plasmas; Axion experiments and dark-matter searches; plasma-based neutron sources and accelerators; antineutrino reactor monitoring.

Areas of Interest: 

Nuclear Physics; Particle Physics; Particle Astrophysics; Nuclear Instrumentation; Accelerator Science & Technology

Honors and Awards: 

Fellow, American Physical Society
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement for Science

Navy Superior Civilian Service Award (2012)
Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (2007)
“Karl van Bibber Physics Postdoctoral Research Fellowships” endowed at Stanford University
Elected APS Fellow 2001
DOE Deputy Secretary’s Award for the B Factory, on behalf of the LLNL team,  (2000)
LLNL S&T Award, with BaBar team for discovery of CP-violation in the B-Meson System (2002)
LLNL Director’s Distinguished Performance Award for the B Factory (1997)
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship (1982)
Phi Beta Kappa (1972)

Professional Activities: 

Member, Board of Directors, John & Fannie Hertz Foundation (2011-present)
Hertz Foundation Graduate Fellowship Selection Committee (2006–present)
Member, Board of Directors, US-Singapore Temesek Defence Sciences Institute (2009-2012)
Edward Teller Centennial Symposium, Chair, Organizing Committee (2008)
Executive Committee, Amer. Phys. Soc., CA-NV Section (2008-2011), Chair (2010)
European Commission VIth & VIIth Framework Program Expert Panel (2002-pres)
National Science Foundation review panels, multiple (2000-present)
Los Alamos National Laboratory review panels, multiple (2002-2010)
Member, Editorial Board, The SLAC Beam Line  (1997-2000)
Member, Board of Directors, Wang NMR, Inc. (1997- 2002)
Member, SLAC Users Organization Executive Committee (1990-1993)
Chairman, Executive Committee, LBNL 88” Cyclotron Users Group (1983-1985)
Phi Beta Kappa Executive Council, Stanford Univ. (1983-1985, President 1984-1985)
APS Division of Nuclear Physics Program Committee  (1980-1982)

Selected Publications: 

Published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles, edited two books, awarded one patent.

Additional Info: 

Doctoral Students:
Prof. Keith Griffioen (1984)
Chair, Department of Physics, College of  William & Mary
Dr. Peter Countryman (1988)          
Synarc, San Francisco
Dr. S. Darin Kinion (2001)            
Nuclear & Particle Physics Division, Lawrence Livermore