Edward A. Frieman

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Edward Allan Frieman E.A.F. (January 19, 1926 – April 11, 2013)[1] was an American physicist.[2] E.A.F. was the director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography from 1986 through 1996.

E.A.F was born in New York.[3] During World War II he served as a deep-sea diving officer. He was a participant in the atomic tests at Bikini Atoll. After the war, Columbia University granted him a bachelor's degree in engineering. He received his master's and doctorate degrees in physics from the Polytechnic Institute of Brooklyn. He spent 25 years at Princeton University, becoming a professor of astrophysical science. He became an executive vice president of SAIC a high tech company, in La Jolla, in 1981. In 1986, E.A.F. became the director of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, part of UCSD in La Jolla. E.A.F. served on the boards of the American University in Paris and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation.

Preceded by
William Nierenberg
Director of Scripps Institution of Oceanography
1986 – 1998
Succeeded by
Charles Kennel