Erwin Hahn

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Erwin Hahn
Born (1921-06-09) June 9, 1921 (age 98)
Alma materUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
AwardsOliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize (1971)
Wolf Prize in Physics (1983/4)
Scientific career

Erwin L. Hahn (born June 9, 1921) is a U.S. physicist, best known for his work on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).[1] In 1950 he discovered the spin echo.

He received his B.S. in Physics from Juniata College and his M.S. and Ph.D. from The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He has been Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley since 1991 and was professor of physics, 1955-91. In 1999 Hahn was awarded the Comstock Prize in Physics from the National Academy of Sciences.[2]

See also

  • Pulsed magnetic resonance--NMR, ESR, and optics: a recognition of E.L. Hahn. Oxford University Press. 1992. ISBN 0-19-853962-2.


  1. ^ Filler, AG: The history, development, and impact of computed imaging in neurological diagnosis and neurosurgery: CT, MRI, DTI: Nature Precedings doi:10.1038/npre.2009.3267.4.
  2. ^ "Comstock Prize in Physics". National Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 13 February 2011.

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