Douglas Dean Osheroff
Douglas Dean Osheroff (born August 1, 1945) is an American physicist. He shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1996 with David Lee and Robert C. Richardson for discovering the superfluidic nature of 3He. This discovery was made in 1971, while Osheroff was a graduate student at Cornell.
Osheroff, born in Aberdeen, Washington, earned his Bachelor's degree in 1967 from Caltech, where he was a student of Richard Feynman. He received a Ph.D. from Cornell University in 1973.
He now teaches at Stanford University in the Departments of Physics and Applied Physics, where he served as chair for a period of time.
Osheroff was selected to serve on the Space Shuttle Columbia investigation panel, serving much the same role as Richard Feynman did on the Space Shuttle Challenger panel.
- Nobel Physics Prize Winners 1996
- Nobel autobiography
- Stanford Physics Department - Osheroff
- Osheroff Learning of his Nobel Prize - Osheroff released this recording from his answering machine, which showed his initial annoyance with a 2.30am phone call.
- Freeview video interview with Douglas Osheroff by the Vega Science Trust
- Discovery of superfluidity in helium-3
- Curriculum vitae; awards; quotations on learning, physics, politics, global warming and pizza; links and more
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