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Curriculum Vitae: John N. Bahcall

Born: 12/30/34, Shreveport, Louisiana
A.B., M.S., Ph.D. (physics), U.C. Berkeley 56, U. of Chicago 57, Harvard 61
Married: Neta Assaf Bahcall (9/21/66); Children: Safi, Dan, Orli


Indiana University, Research Fellow in Physics, 1960-1962
CalTech, Res. Fellow, Asst. Prof., Assoc. Prof. of Physics: 1962-1970
Institute for Advanced Study, Member 1968-1969 (term II), 1969-1970; Professor Natural Sciences 1971-1997; Richard Black Professor Natural Sciences 1997-date
Princeton University, Visiting Lecturer with rank of Professor, 1971-date


Warner Prize American Astronomical Society, 1970; Sloan Foundation Fellow, 1968-1971
National Academy of Science, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Member 1976
James Arthur Prize Lecturer, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, May 1988
NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, 1992
The Jessie and John Danz Lectureship, University of Washington, May 1992
Academia Europaea, Member 1993; Nevada Medal of Science 1994
Dannie Heineman Prize, American Institute of Physics/Amer. Ast. Soc. 1995
Award Medal, University of Helsinki 1996
Hans Bethe Prize, American Physical Society 1998
National Medal of Science, United States 1998
Russell Prize, American Astronomical Society; Medal College de France 1999
Bernhard Lecture and Medal Royal Swedish Academy Sciences 2001
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics 2003 (with R. Davis and M. Koshiba)
American Philosophical Society, Member 2001
Dan David Prize 2003
Gold Medal, Royal Astronomical Society 2003
Fermi Award 2003 (with R. Davis)
Comstock Prize in Physics, US National Academy of Sciences, 2004
Academy of Achievement, Golden Plate Award 2004
International Academy of Astronautics, Hubble Space Telescope Team Award 2004
NASA's Exceptional Scientific Achievement Medal 2006

Honorary Doctorate of Science: Univ. of Pennsylvania, Univ. of Chicago 2000; Univ. of Notre Dame, Ohio State Univ. 2001; Hebrew University Jerusalem 2003; University of Milano, 2004

Responsibilities and Offices:

Hubble Telescope Working Group, At-Large Member, Interdisciplinary Scientist, 1973-1992
American Astronomical Society, Councillor, President 1978-1981, 1990-1992
National Academy of Science, Chair, Section on Astronomy, 1980-1983
National Academy of Sciences, Chair Astron. and Astrophys. Survey Committee, 1989-1991
National Academy of Sciences, Chair Panel on Neutrino Astrophysics 1994-1995
Chair, U.S. National Committee of the International Astronomical Union 1996-1998
Chair, National Underground Science Laboratory Committee 2001
Chair, Nova International Advisory Board (Dutch Astronomy) 1998-2003
Chair, NASA HST-JWST Transition Panel Review, 2003
American Physical Society, Vice-President 2004-2005


Neutrino Astrophysics Cambridge University Press (1989).
Solar Neutrinos: The First Thirty Years, eds. J. Bahcall, R. Davis, P. Parker, A. Smirnov, and R. Ulrich, first paperback edition, Westview Press (2002).
Unsolved Problems in Astrophysics, John N. Bahcall and Jeremiah P. Ostriker, eds., Princeton University Press (1997).
The Redshift Controversy, auths. H. Arp & J. Bahcall, ed. G. Field, Addison-Wesley (1973)
The Decade of Discovery in Astronomy and Astrophysics, J. Bahcall, Chair, and NAS Survey Committee Members, National Academy Press (1991).

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