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John Werner Cahn

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Author(s)

William J. Boettinger, C A. Handwerker, Frank W. Gayle

Abstract

John Werner Cahn, retired Senior Fellow of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), died in Seattle, WA on March 14, 2016 at age 88. After distinguished careers at General Electric in Schenectady, N.Y. (1954-1964) and at MIT (1964-1978), Cahn joined the National Bureau of Standards (later NIST) in 1977 where he stayed until his retirement in 2007. From his retirement until his death, he also held an affiliate faculty position at the University of Washington. His contributions to Physical Metallurgy and Materials Science & Engineering, Condensed Matter Physics and Mathematics are numerous and profound.
Citation
National Academy of Engineering Memorial Tributes - Vol. 21
Publisher Info
National Academy Press, Washington, DC

Keywords

Memorial Tribute, Biography, Key Publications
Created September 15, 2019, Updated March 4, 2020