The Info List - Erwin Hahn

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Erwin Louis Hahn (June 9, 1921 – September 20, 2016) was an American physicist, best known for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).[1] In 1950 he discovered the spin echo.[2]


1 Education 2 Career and research 3 See also 4 References 5 External links

Education[edit] He received his B.S. in Physics
from Juniata College
Juniata College
and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. Career and research[edit] He has been Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley since 1991 and was professor of physics, 1955-91. Hahn was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences
American Academy of Arts and Sciences
in 1971.[3] In 1999 he was awarded the Comstock Prize in Physics
from the National Academy of Sciences.[4] In 2013, Sir Peter Mansfield
Peter Mansfield
said in his autobiography that Hahn was "the person who really missed out" the Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
for his contribution to the principles of spin echoes.[5] He also received the 2016 Gold Medal from the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM). The award, ISMRM's highest honor, was given to Hahn for his creation of pulsed magnetic resonance and processes of signal refocusing which are essential to modern day MRI.[6] He died at the age of 95 in 2016.[7] See also[edit]

Pulsed magnetic resonance--NMR, ESR, and optics: a recognition of E.L. Hahn. Oxford University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-19-853962-2. 


^ Filler, AG: The history, development, and impact of computed imaging in neurological diagnosis and neurosurgery: CT, MRI, DTI: Nature Precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2009.3267.4. ^ Hahn, E.L. (1950). "Spin echoes". Physical Review. 80: 580–594. Bibcode:1950PhRv...80..580H. doi:10.1103/PhysRev.80.580.  ^ "Book of Members, 1780–2010: Chapter H" (PDF). American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Retrieved September 22, 2016.  ^ "Comstock Prize in Physics". National Academy of Sciences. Archived from the original on 29 December 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.  ^ Peter Mansfield
Peter Mansfield
(2013). The long road to Stockholm. The story of MRI. An autobiography. p. 217. ISBN 978-0-19-966454-2.  ^ " Erwin Hahn Receives Gold Medal Award". Physics
@ Berkeley. Retrieved September 29, 2016.  ^ "Remembering Erwin Hahn". Physics
@ Berkeley. Retrieved September 23, 2016. 

External links[edit]

Oral History interview transcript with Erwin L. Hahn 21 August 1986, American Institute of Physics, Niels Bohr Library and Archives The Transformative Genius of Erwin Hahn - Interview published 8 May 2016, Magnetic Resonance in Medicine Highlights.

Download the entire Highlights print supplement featuring this story at: http://www.ismrm.org/MRM/mrm_highlights_magazine.pdf

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Laureates of the Wolf Prize in Physics


Chien-Shiung Wu
Chien-Shiung Wu
(1978) George Uhlenbeck / Giuseppe Occhialini
Giuseppe Occhialini


Michael Fisher / Leo Kadanoff
Leo Kadanoff
/ Kenneth G. Wilson (1980) Freeman Dyson
Freeman Dyson
/ Gerardus 't Hooft / Victor Weisskopf (1981) Leon M. Lederman
Leon M. Lederman
/ Martin Lewis Perl (1982) Erwin Hahn / Peter Hirsch / Theodore Maiman
Theodore Maiman
(1983–84) Conyers Herring / Philippe Nozières (1984–85) Mitchell Feigenbaum
Mitchell Feigenbaum
/ Albert J. Libchaber (1986) Herbert Friedman / Bruno Rossi
Bruno Rossi
/ Riccardo Giacconi
Riccardo Giacconi
(1987) Roger Penrose
Roger Penrose
/ Stephen Hawking
Stephen Hawking


Pierre-Gilles de Gennes / David J. Thouless
David J. Thouless
(1990) Maurice Goldhaber
Maurice Goldhaber
/ Valentine Telegdi (1991) Joseph H. Taylor Jr. (1992) Benoît Mandelbrot (1993) Vitaly Ginzburg
Vitaly Ginzburg
/ Yoichiro Nambu
Yoichiro Nambu
(1994–95) John Wheeler (1996–97) Yakir Aharonov
Yakir Aharonov
/ Michael Berry (1998) Dan Shechtman
Dan Shechtman


Raymond Davis Jr.
Raymond Davis Jr.
/ Masatoshi Koshiba
Masatoshi Koshiba
(2000) Bertrand Halperin
Bertrand Halperin
/ Anthony Leggett (2002–03) Robert Brout
Robert Brout
/ François Englert
François Englert
/ Peter Higgs
Peter Higgs
(2004) Daniel Kleppner (2005) Albert Fert
Albert Fert
/ Peter Grünberg
Peter Grünberg


John F. Clauser / Alain Aspect
Alain Aspect
/ Anton Zeilinger
Anton Zeilinger
(2010) Maximilian Haider / Harald Rose
Harald Rose
/ Knut Urban (2011) Jacob Bekenstein
Jacob Bekenstein
(2012) Peter Zoller
Peter Zoller
/ Juan Ignacio Cirac (2013) James D. Bjorken / Robert P. Kirshner (2015) Yoseph Imry
Yoseph Imry
(2016) Michel Mayor
Michel Mayor
/ Didier Queloz
Didier Queloz
(2017) Charles H. Bennett / Gilles Brassard (2018)

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Fellows of the Royal Society
Royal Society
elected in 2000


Michael Akam James Binney Brice Bosnich Cyrus Chothia Peter Cresswell Alan Davison John Douglas Denton Warren Ewens Michael Fasham Michael Anthony John Ferguson Chris Frith Michel Goedert Don Grierson Peter Gavin Hall Alexander Halliday Andrew Bruce Holmes Roy Jackson Bruce Arthur Joyce Simon Barry Laughlin Peter Francis Leadlay Anthony Charles Legon Robert Glanville Lloyd Robert Sinclair MacKay Thomas John Martin Kiyoshi Nagai Stuart Parkin Ole Holger Petersen M. S. Raghunathan T. V. Ramakrishnan Michael Alfred Robb Janet Rossant Patricia Simpson Harry Smith Peter Somogyi Martin Sweeting Brian Douglas Sykes James Till Paul Townsend Alan Andrew Watson Ian Wilson John Henry Woodhouse Adrian Wyatt


Grigory Barenblatt Ronald Breslow Harry B. Gray Erwin Hahn Martin Karplus  Mitsuhiro Yanagida


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