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Neil Ashcroft


Academic Record:

1958 Bachelor of Science, University of New Zealand

1960 Master of Science (Honors, Physics and Mathematics),


University of New Zealand

1964 Doctor of Philosophy, University of Cambridge


Research and Academi
c Appointments:

1966


Present, Assistant Professor

Horace White Professor of Physics, Emeritus,
Cornell University


Selected Publications
:

1.

N.W.Ashcroft, Metallic Hydrogen; A High Temperature Superconductor?,
Physical Review Letters,
21
, 1748 (1968)

2.

C.F.R
ichardson and N.W.Ashcroft, Effective Electron
-
Electron Interactions and
the Theory of Superconductivity, Physical Review B
55
, 15130 (1997)

3.

G.Atwal and N.W.Ashcroft, Polarization Waves and Superconducting Instabilities
in Electron Systems, Physical Review
B
70
, 104513 (2004)

4.

N.W.Ashcroft, Fluctuation and Higher Temperature Superconductivity in Lighter
Element Systems, Physica C
468
, 115 (2007)

5.

J.Feng, W.Grochala, T.Jaron, R.Hoffmann, A.Bergara, and N.W.Ashcroft,
Structures and Potential Superconductvity in Si
H
4

at High Pressure


En route

to
‘Metallic Hydrogen’, Physical Review Letters,
96
, 017006 (2006)


Synergistic Activities:

Director, Laboratory of Atomic and Solid State Physics, Cornell University, 1979
-
1984

Director, C
ornell Center for Materials Research, Cornell University, 2000
-
2003


N.W.Ashcroft founded the column “
Ask a Scientist
” in the local

newspaper (The Ithaca Journal). It appears weekly and its purpose

is to answer questions on science posed by members of the
community, frequently high
school and other students. It has proven to be popular and has a very wide readership.


Awards, Fellowships
:

The Bridgman Prize (High Pressure Science);Member, US National Academy of
Sciences, Foreign Member, Russian Academy of S
ciences, Fellow; The Royal Society of
New Zealand

(Honorary); The Institute of Physics; The American Physical Society; The American
Association for the Advancement of Science; Doctor of Science (
Honoris Causa
),
Victoria University of Wellington.


Recent Co
llaborators
:


T.Arias (Cornell), A.Bergara (Bilbao), S.Bonev (Halifax), W.Grochala (Warsaw),
R.Hoffmann (Cornell), J.Tallon (Wellington),


Supervised Graduate Students
:


S.Gravel (Cologne), B.Rousseau (San Sebastian), J.Porter (Maine),

G.Atwal (Princeton
), B.Edwards (Stanford), J.B.Neaton (LBNL)


Supervised Post
-
Doctoral Associates
:

E.Babaev (Stockholm and Amherst)