Carolyne Van Vliet

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Carolyne Van Vliet
Born 1929
Dordrecht, Netherlands
Residence United States
Citizenship American
Fields Physicist and electronic engineer
Institutions University of Miami
Vrije Universiteit
Université de Montréal
University of Minnesota
Florida International University
Alma mater Vrije Universiteit
Doctoral advisor Gerardus J. Sizoo
Other academic advisors Hendrik Casimir
Jan Blok
Doctoral students François M. Klaassen
Michel Charbonneau
Panagiotis Vasilopoulos
Ayivi G. K. Huisso
Farid Benamira
Yuping Chen
Ronaldo S. Duran
Andres J. Barrios
Known for Generation-recombination noise
Quantum transport
Foundations of linear response theory
Notable awards Fulbright (1956)

Carolyne Marina Van Vliet (born 1929) is a Dutch-born American physicist notable for the theory of generation-recombination noise and for the theory of quantum transport in nonequilibrium statistical mechanics, as well as for her many contributions to the foundations of Linear Response Theory. She is a Fellow of the American Physical Society (APS) and of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

Education[edit]

Van Vliet obtained a BS in physics and mathematics, in 1949, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. Then from the same university Van Vliet obtained an MA in physics, in 1953, and a PhD in 1956 for a thesis entitled Current Fluctuations in Semiconductors and Photoconductors, under Gerardus J. Sizoo.

Personal life[edit]

As a teeneager Van Vliet lived for 5 years in the Nazi-occupied Netherlands.[1] The name change from "K. M. van Vliet" to "C. M. Van Vliet" occurred in 1982.[2]

Career[edit]

Van Vliet was first a Teaching Assistant (1949–1953) at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, then a NV Philips Research Fellow (1953–1956) at the same university. This was followed by an appointment as a Fulbright Fellow, at the Electrical Engineering Department at the University of Minnesota (1956–1957), rising to assistant professor there. During 1958-1960, Van Vliet was appointed as 'Conservator' in the Department of Physics at the Vrije Universiteit and then was appointed at the University of Minnesota (1960–1970) rising to professor. In 1969-1995, Van Vliet was Professor of Theoretical Physics at the Centre de Recherches Mathématiques of the Université de Montréal, then, during 1992-2000, became Professor at Florida International University in Miami. Currently she is an adjunct Professor of Physics at the University of Miami.

Books by Van Vliet[edit]

  • K. M. van Vliet, Current Fluctuations in Semiconductors and Photoconductors, Ph.D. thesis, (copyrighted) Excelsior Press, The Hague, Netherlands, 1956.
  • K. M. van Vliet, Elektronica, Collegedictaat, 1958 (copyright VU).
  • K. M. van Vliet and J. R. Fassett " Fluctuations due to Electronic Transitions and Transport in Solids" in Fluctuation Phenomena in Solids (R.E. Burgess, Ed.), (copyright Academic Press) Academic Press, NY, 1965.
  • Carolyne M. Van Vliet, "Ninth International Conference on Noise in Physical Systems" (Ed.), (copyright WSPC) World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore 1987.
  • Carolyne M. Van Vliet, Equilibrium and Non-equilibrium Statistical Mechanics, (copyright Carolyne M. Van Vliet) World Scientific Publishing Company, Singapore and New Jersey, 2008. ISBN 981-270-477-9 (Hardcover) and ISBN 981-270-478-7 (pbk).

References[edit]

  • Marquis Who's Who in America
  • Marquis Who's Who in Frontiers of Science and Technology
  • Who's Who in the World (2000, 2002)
  • American Men and Women of Science

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