Allen M. Goldman

University of Minnesota


Primary Section: 33, Applied Physical Sciences
Secondary Section: 13, Physics
Membership Type: Member (elected 2007)

Biosketch

Allen Goldman was born in the Bronx in 1937. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in 1954, received his AB degree in chemistry and physics from Harvard in 1958, and his Ph.D. in physics from Stanford in 1965, working under the direction of William Fairbank. He joined the faculty at the University of Minnesota in 1965. He moved through the ranks to Professor in 1975 and to Regents Professor in 2008. He is a fellow of the APS and the AAAS.  He received the IUPAP Fritz London Memorial Prize for Low Temperature Physics in 2002 and the APS Oliver Buckley Condensed Matter Physics Prize in 2015. He served as Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy from 1996 to 2009. He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 2007. He was an Associate Editor, Reviews of Modern Physics from 1999 to 2005.  He has supervised the research of 60 Ph.D. students over the course of his career.     

Research Interests

Allen Goldman is a condensed matter experimental physicist. His has been in the field of superconductivity, in the configuration of thin films, with an emphasis on the effects of disorder and dimensional constraints.  This work includes studies of the Josephson effect, of quantum size effects, electronic localization, topological phase transitions, and quantum phase transitions including the superconductor-insulator transition.  Other interests are the study of magnetic superconductors, heavy fermion materials, the investigation of the properties of high-Tc superconductors and the electrostatic control of the ground states of novel materials.  He is currently studying electrical noise associated with the magnetic-field tuned superconductor-insulator-transition, and the charge carrier-dependent properties of strontium iridate.

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