David L. Burke

Distinguished Alumnus 1999

  • B.S. 1971, Physics, Purdue University

David L. Burke is a Professor of Physics at Stanford University. He is also the program directorfor linear collider research at the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center (SLAC), which has been a world leader in the development of very high energy linear colliders using electrons and positrons. He earned the Ph.D. in physics in 1978 from the University of Michigan. Professor Burke has also been a leader in the research and development effort and the design of the Next Linear Collider, putting together an international collaboration from all the major accelerator centers in the world and leading the team of physicists and engineers at SLAC in designing and fabricating a prototype of the beam delivery systems for a TeV scale linear collider. He has been a leader in research in particle physics, and has been involved in a number of major experiments in the physics of the fundamental quarks and the weak interaction. Professor Burke served as a member of the Department of Energy High Energy Physics Advisory Panel from 1995 to 1997, and is currently a member of the Physics Advisory Committee, N-Division, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He was elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1993.

Career Highlights

  • 1993 elected a Fellow of the American Physical Society
  • 1995 - 1997 served as a member of the Department of Energy High Energy Physics Advisory Panel
  • 1997 member of the Physics Advisory Committee, N-Division, at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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