Charles P. Slichter
CAS Professor Emeritus of Physics
and Chemistry, Research Professor Physics
Professor Slichter works in the area of magnetic resonance and is a leading innovator in applications of resonance techniques to understanding the structure of matter. He has worked on a variety of problems with impacts in the areas of chemistry, physics, biology, and medicine, winning broad recognition in the field of solid-state physics. His book on magnetic resonance is the standard work at its level.
He received the Irving Langmuir Prize in Chemical Physics of the American Physical Society (1969), the triennial prize of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (1986), the Comstock Prize of the National Academy of Sciences (1993), and the Oliver E. Buckley Condensed Matter Prize of the American Physical Society (1996). In 2007, he received the National Medal of Science. He received an honorary Doctor of Science degree from the University of Waterloo (1993) and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Harvard University (1996), and an honorary Doctor of Science from Leipzig University (2010). He was an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow (1955-61); a member of the Corporation of Harvard University (1970-95), [the Senior Fellow of the Corporation (1985-95)]; a director of the Polaroid Corporation (1975-97); a member of the Board of the National Science Foundation (1976-1984); and served as president of the International Society of Magnetic Resonance (1986-89). He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences (1967), the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (1969), and the American Philosophical Society (1971).