Allen Goldman

Regents Professor

Physics and Astronomy, College of Science and Engineering, 2008

Institute of Technology Distinguished Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy, is described as a "towering giant in the field of Condensed Matter Physics," and "one of the premier experimentalists in the field worldwide." Over the course of his forty three-year career at the University of Minnesota, he has had innovative and groundbreaking work in three areas of Condensed Matter Physics, which include superconductivity, low-dimensional electronics systems, and the superconducting-metal-insulator transition. Because of his work in the area of superconductors, in 2002, he was awarded the Fritz London Memorial Prize, the most highly regarded award in the area of Condensed Matter Physics. He has also been elected to the Fellowship in the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and in 2007 he was elected to the National Academy of Science. He is considered to be a charismatic teacher and an extraordinary mentor who receives accolades from his students. He has advised and mentored over fifty Ph.D. students and has worked with more than twelve post-doctoral research associates. Several of his students are faculty members in physics departments at Universities and many others are active in research in national or major industrial research laboratories. He is also known for his strong advocacy of providing research opportunities to undergraduate physics majors and high school students. His record of service to the University and the larger science community is remarkable. He played a seminal role in the creation of the Theoretical Physics Institute, served as head of the School of Physics and Astronomy, organized conferences, and, served on a significant number of scientific panels and on visiting committees at other universities and laboratories. He has also served on Prize committees, served as an associate editor for the Reviews of Modern Physics, served on the Executive Board of the APS, served as chair of the APS Task Force on Ethics Education, and developed an Ethics Education Web Site. In addition, he has served on numerous University-wide committees including the University Senate and several of its committees, advisory committees and search committees. He is the author or co-author of 279 publications and has a patent that is now used world wide to grow various types of complex oxides and oxide heterostructures that are presently the objects of extensive investigation by the Materials Physics community. The University of Minnesota is fortunate to call Professor Allen Goldman, world-class scientist, as one of its own. (Updated, 2008)

Homepage • Contact Information