Robert Schrieffer is National Foundation Research Fellow at the Niels Bohr Institute in Copenhagen. There, he continues his work on superconductivity.
Robert Schrieffer becomes professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and roses to chancellor professor in 1984, serving then as director of the university’s Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics from 1984 to 1989.
Robert Schrieffer joins the faculty of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. There, in 1964 he is appointed Mary Amanda Wood Professor in Physics. In 1964 he also publishes his book on the BCS theory, Theory of Superconductivity.
Robert Schrieffer is assistant professor at the University of Chicago.
In 1949, Robert Schrieffer is admitted to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. There, for two years he majors in electrical engineering, then changes to physics in his junior year. In 1953, Schrieffer completes a bachelor's thesis on the multiple structure in heavy atoms under the supervision of Professor John C. Slater.
In 1960 Robert Schrieffer returns to the Bohr Institute for a summer visit, during which he becomes engaged to Anne Grete Thomsen whom he marries at Christmas of that year.
RObert Schrieffers is awarded one third of the Nobel Prize in Physics along with John Bardeen and Leon Cooper "for their jointly developed theory of superconductivity, usually called the BCS-theory."
Robert Schrieffer begins graduate studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign pursuing his interest in solid state physics. He is soon hired by John Bardeen as a research assistant. After working out a theoretical problem of electrical conduction on semiconductor surfaces, Schrieffer spends a year in the laboratory, applying the theory to several surface problems. During his third year, he joins Bardeen and Leon Cooper in developing the theory of superconductivity.
In 1947, Robert Schrieffer's family moves to Eustis, Florida, where his father begins a career in the citrus industry. Schrieffer enjoys playing with homemade rockets and amateur radio. This hobby sparks an interest in electrical engineering. He attends the Eustis High School from where he graduates in 1949.
Robert Schrieffer joins the faculty of Florida State University in 1992 as university eminent scholar professor and chief scientist of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory. His research centres on strongly coupled fermion systems and high temperature superconductivity.
In 1959, Robert Schrieffer returns as a faculty member at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he stays until 1962.
Robert Schrieffer is born in Oak Park, Illinois on May 31, 1931, son of John H. Schrieffer and his wife Louis (née Anderson). His father is a pharmaceutical salesman.
In January 1957, Robert Schrieffer has the idea of how to describe mathematically the ground state of superconducting atoms. Along with the idea of the post-doctoral student Leon Cooper concerning the Cooper pairs, Schrieffer's equation leads to further developments ending with the first successful microscopic theory of superconductivity, published in April 1957. This theory is known as the BCS theory from the surnames of Bardeen, Cooper, and Schrieffer.
In 1940, Robert Schrieffer's family moves to Manhasset, NY.
Robert Schrieffer is National Foundation Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham in England. There, Schrieffer continues his work on superconductivity.