Richard McCullough

Robert P. Redwine

Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor of Physics;
Director, Bates Linear Accelerator Center

Designee for L. Rafael Reif, President

Robert RedwineRedwine is a Professor of Physics at the Massachussetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Department of Physics and Director of MIT’s Bates Linear Accelerator Center. Prior to that, he was MIT's Dean for Undergraduate Education. He received his AB degree from Cornell University in 1969 and his PhD in Physics from Northwestern University in 1973. Following postdoctoral positions at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico and at the University of Berne in Switzerland, he was appointed to the permanent scientific staff at Los Alamos in 1977. He joined the faculty at MIT in 1979 and has remained there since, with the exception of a sabbatical year at Rutgers and Princeton universities in 1988–89. He served as Director of the Laboratory for Nuclear Science at MIT from 1992 to 2000.

Redwine’s research is in the area of experimental medium energy nuclear physics, especially the study of the structure of protons, neutrons and light nuclei. The scientific questions have to do with investigating Quantum Chromodynamics (the theory of the strong interaction that holds atomic nuclei together) in the regime corresponding to most existing nuclear matter and with understanding the transition from meson-nucleon degrees of freedom to quark-gluon degrees of freedom. He has also carried out key experiments involving low-energy tests of weak interactions. Professor Redwine’s research has been performed at a number of accelerators in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Germany and Japan.




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