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Marvin Blecher Phone: (540) 231-6525 Physics Department Home: (540) 951-1369 VPI&SU BITNET: BLECHERM@ALPHAMB2.PHYS.VT.EDU Blacksburg, VA 24061 ______________________________________________________________________________ Academic Rank: Professor Field of Interest: Nuclear and Elementary Particles - Experimental Degrees: B. A., Columbia College - 6/1962 M. S., University of Illinois - 2/1964 Ph.D., University of Illinois - 1/1968 (Thesis advisor A.O. Hanson) Professional Experience: 1960-62 Physics Department, Research Assistant, Columbia University 1962-67 Physics Department, Research Assistant, University of Illinois 1968-76 Physics Department, Assistant Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (tenured 1974) 1970-71 Adjunct Professor of Physics, College of William and Mary 1972-73 Adjunct Research Scientist, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1975-76 Research-Study Leave, Rutherford High Energy Laboratory, Chilton-Didcot, England 1976-82 Physics Department, Associate Professor, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University 1982- Professor, Physics Department, VPI & SU 1985-86 Research Study Leave at TRIUMF, Vancouver, B.C., Canada 1986-88 Appointed to TRIUMF Long Range Planning Committee (3 yr term) Elected Chairman Dec. 1987 1988 Member TRIUMF Accelerator Development Committee 1992-93 Member TRIUMF USERS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE (TUEC) 2000 Selected to be on NSF Nuclear Physics Review Panel. Panel meets at NSF headquarters Jan 27-29, 2000 to review all experimental nuclear physics and particle physics at intermediate energy proposals and external reviews.
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Professional Societies: 1. American Physical Society 2. 1968-74 Member Scientist, Space Radiation Effects Laboratory. Newport News, Virginia 3. 1974-75 Member Scientist, Columbia University, Nevis Research Laboratory Irvington, New York 4. Los Alamos National Laboratory Meson Physics Facility(LAMPF) Users Group, Los Alamos, New Mexico 5. Tri Universities Meson Facility (TRIUMF) Users Group, Vancouver, Canada 6. Continuous Electron Beam Accelerator Facility (CEBAF) Users Group, Newport News, Virginia Honors and Awards: 1. General Electric Fellowship, University of Illinois 1966 2. Union Carbide Fellowship, University of Illinois1967 3. Outstanding Service Award, Virginia B’nai B’rith 1981 Teaching: Ph.D. Thesis Direction: a. D. Bryman - Search for the Reaction . Co e Cu + - μ 1 b. T. D. Lagerlund - Low Energy Pion and Muon Straggling and Multiple Scattering. 2 c. B. Fick &Pion-Nucleus Elastic Scattering at 65 MeV" Ph.D. 1985. 3 d. A. Serna &Radiative Muon Capture on Complex Nuclei" Ph.D. 1991. 4 e. X. Zhao &Proton Compton Scattering with Polarized Gamma Rays", PhD thesis 1995. 5 f. Presently advisor for C. Sigler. M.S. Direction - R. Ng - &Inelastic Pion-Nucleus Scattering at 80 MeV" Courses Taught: a. Elementary Particles (graduate) b. Nuclear Physics (graduate) c. Classical Mechanics (graduate) d. Quantum Mechanics (graduate) e. Intermediate Mechanics (juniors) f. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism (junior) g. General Physics (calculus sequence sophomores and juniors) h. General Physics (non-calculus sequence principally freshman and sophomore) i. Modern Physics (juniors) j. Nuclear Physics (seniors) k. Physics for Non Science Majors
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l. Elementary Astronomy m. Special Calculus Sequence for Engineers 1. Dr. Bryman’s official advisor Dr.
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This note was uploaded on 12/24/2011 for the course PHYS 5406 taught by Professor Blecher during the Spring '10 term at Virginia Tech.

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