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Nina Byers

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Some Contributions:

Theory of magnetic flux quantization in superconductors - a macroscopic quantum mechanical effect which arises owing to the Bardeen-Schriefer-Cooper pairing of electrons.

    ``Theoretical considerations concerning quantized magnetic flux in superconductors," Phys. Rev. Lett. 7, 46 (1961) with C. N. Yang.
Phenomenological analysis showing how the spins and parities of decaying fermion can be determined from angular correlations of decay products.
    ``The decay sigma to lambda +electron +positron and sigma - lambda relative parity," Phys. Rev., 121: 281 (1961) with G. H. Burkhardt and ``Spin and Parity Determination of Decaying Fermion States," Phys. Rev. Lett. 11: 52 (1963) with S. Fenster.
Comprehensive phenomenological analysis of CP violation in K meson decays.
    ``CP violation in K decay," in High-Energy Physics and Elementary Particles, International Atomic Energy Commission, Vienna (1965) with S. W. MacDowell and C. N. Yang.
Leading relativistic corrections to the naive quark model description of observed charmonium and beautyonium states.
    ``Relativistic effects in heavy quarkonium spectroscopy," Phys. Rev. D28: 1692(1982) with R. McClary.
    "Threshold production of charmed and B mesons in electron-positron annihilations," in Quark Confinement and the Hadron Spectrum, N. Brambilla and G. M. Prosperi, ed.; World Scientific (1995).


Fellow of the American Physical Society; for contributions to elementary particle physics and the theory of superconductivity.
Fellow of American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Janet Watson Visiting Fellow of Somerville College, Oxford
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow 1964-65 .


1956 - 58 Research Fellow, Department of Mathematical Physics, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, England.
1958 - 61 Research Associate and Assistant Professor, Institute for Theoretical Physics and Department of Physics, Stanford University, Stanford, California.
1961- 1993 Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor of Physics, University of California at Los Angeles.
1993 - present Research Professor and Professor emeritus (on recall) , University of California at Los Angeles.
1964 - 65 Member, School of Mathematics, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey.
1967 - 68 Faculty Lecturer, Department of Theoretical Physics, and Official Fellow and Tutor in Physics, Somerville College, University of Oxford, England.
1968 - 73 Joint appointment as Professor of Physics, UCLA and Janet Watson Visiting Fellow, Tutor in Physics, Somerville College and SRC Senior Scientist, Department of Theoretical Physics, University of Oxford.
1998-99 Visiting Scholar, Department of the History of Science and Department of Physics, Harvard University


B.A. University of California, Berkeley, 1950
M.A. University of Chicago, 1953
Ph.D. University of Chicago, 1956

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Married to Arthur Anthony Milhaupt, Jr. (1916 - 1987).
Five Milhaupt stepchildren - Gretchen, Merimee, Charles (deceased) , Anthony, and Anne.

Recent activities:

Historical research and publication of papers on the scientific work of Emmy Noether:
    "The Life and Times of Emmy Noether: the contributions of Emmy Noether to particle physics" in History of Original Ideas and Basic Discoveries in Particle Physics , H. Newman and T. Ypsilantis, ed.; Plenum (1996).

    "E. Noether's Discovery of the Deep Connection Between Symmetries and Conservation Laws, " invited talk at the symposium THE HERITAGE OF EMMY NOETHER IN ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY AND PHYSICS at Bar-Ilan University, Isreal, December 1996; published in Isreal Mathematical Conference Proceedings, Vol.12, 1999.

Compilation of this archive on the contributions of 20th century women to physics.

Service in professional organizations:

National Council of the Federation of American Scientists. (1972-76 and 1978-81)
Executive Committee of the Federation of American Scientists. (1974-76)
Electorate Nominating Committee, Section of Physics (B) of American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1976-80)
Councilor-at-Large, American Physical Society. (1977-81)
Committee on Opportunities in Physics, American Physical Society. (1980-83)
Panel on Public Affairs, American Physical Society. (1980-83)
Vice-chairman, Forum on Physics and Society of American Physical Society. (1981)
Chairman, Forum on Physics and Society of the American Physical Society. (1982)
Member-at-Large of Section B (Physics)
for American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1982-86)
Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility, American Association for the Advancement of Science. (1992-1995)
Dannie Heineman Award Committee, American Physical Society. (1994- 1996)

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Nina Byers <byers@physics.ucla.edu>

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