Harvey Brooks (physicist)

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Dr. Harvey Brooks (August 5, 1915 – May 28, 2004) was an American physicist, "a pioneer in incorporating science into public policy", [1] notable for helping to shape national science policies and who served on science advisory committees in the administrations of Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. [2] [3] [4] Brooks was also notable for his contributions to the fundamental theory of semiconductors and the band structure of metals.[3] Brooks was dean of the Division of Engineering and Applied Sciences of the Harvard University.[2] Brooks was also president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences,[2] a member of the National Academy of Sciences,[2] the National Academy of Engineering[2] and the Council on Foreign Relations.[2] He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering "for technical contributions to solid-state engineering and nuclear reactors; leadership in national technological decisions".[3] He was also Gordon McKay Professor of Applied Physics and Benjamin Peirce Professor of Technology and Public Policy at Harvard University.[3] Brooks was also the founder and editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Physics and Chemistry of Solids.[3] He received the Ernest O. Lawrence Award of the Atomic Energy Commission, the Philip Hauge Abelson Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.[3]